posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 06:23 PM
A man, who was fatally shot by police, was part of a botched conspiracy with two other men to kidnap and kill a Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleader and
steal her Mercedes-Benz, police said on Thursday.
The men targeted the woman because one of them used to live in the apartment above her and knew she drove a Mercedes, with a vanity tag which read,
"The Roar," which is the name of the Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleading squad, Sembach said.
Sembach said the plot was to drive the car to Miami and sell it.
The men were attempting to break into the woman's apartment Monday night through the window next to her air conditioning unit, Sembach said.
"They made a lot of noise, she came to investigate. She started screaming and hollering," Sembach said.
He said that scared off the burglars.
About six hours later, two Jacksonville Beach police officers responded to a disturbance and pursued Williams, who was armed with a pistol, onto the
beach. After he pointed his gun at police, an officer shot him in the chest and killed him.
The girl's name has been withheld by the police.