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Son of Dallas Cowboys great charged with murder

The 20-year-old son of former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Erik Williams is one of two men who has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder.

Cassius Shakembe Williams and Rozman Rah-saan Shannon Jr., both from Garland, have been charged in last week’s shooting deaths of Jacob Bradley Hollett and Dalton James Prater in Mesquite.

The Mesquite Police Department received several reports of gunfire in the area of Gus Thomasson Road at Whitson Way, according to Mesquite police.

Upon arrival, officers located two gunshot victims. Hollett, 19, of Mesquite was found with several gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of a gray Nissan. Nearby, Prater, 18, of Fate was found shot to death sitting in the driver’s seat of a red Dodge pickup truck. Hollett was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Williams and Shannon have been charged with two counts of capital murder. Their bonds are set at $1 million each.

In 2015, Williams played college football at his father's alma mater, Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

The elder Williams played 11 seasons in the NFL, including 10 with the Cowboys where he won three Super Bowls, earned four Pro Bowl bids and two first-team All-Pro nods.

Clarence E. Hill Jr.: @clarencehilljr
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