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Gunman's stray bullet kills 24-year-old mother of three Sherri Williams

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Victim: The victim, identified as 24-year-old Sherri Williams, was shot in the chest by a stray bullet that was intended for someone else Victim: The victim, identified as 24-year-old Sherri Williams, was shot in the chest by a stray bullet that was intended for someone else  

UPDATE: - Authorities say 20-year-old Corderious Domini McClellan is charged with capital murder in the death of 24-year-old Sherri Williams in Birmingham, Ala.

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Police in Alabama are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman who fatally shot a woman while she was standing in the doorway of her apartment and holding her 10-day old son .

The victim, identified as 24-year-old Sherri Williams, was shot in the chest by a stray bullet that was intended for someone else, authorities said. Her son was unharmed.

When the bullet hit her chest, she collapsed onto a couch, where authorities found her with her son still in her arms. 

Manhunt: Police in Alabama are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman who fatally shot a woman while she was standing in the doorway of her apartment and holding her 10-day old son

Manhunt: Police in Alabama are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman who fatally shot a woman while she was standing in the doorway of her apartment and holding her 10-day old son

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. in the Birmingham neighborhood of Gate City.

Two men at a nearby restaurant got into a fight and one of the men chased the other down the street while firing a gun.

Williams has two other children - a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. The daughter was in school at the time of the shooting, but the son was at home along with Williams' mother, who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The mother was on the second floor of the home at the time of the shooting and did not know it had happened until a neighbor rushed into the home and told her, according to the Birmingham News.

Crime scene: This is the Birmingham apartment complex where Williams was shot and killed

Crime scene: This is the Birmingham apartment complex where Williams was shot and killed

 

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