From Samori Walls appeal: During the evening of January 20, 2008, Wills shot and killed Ikime Sims and shot at Michael Wallace. The crimes were gang related. Wills was 14 years old at the time of the offenses.
Sims and Wallace were walking on the street in Long Beach, California. Wallace was a member of a criminal street gang. Sims was not. Wallace heard a man yell “Where you all from?” but the two continued walking. When Sims and Wallace heard gunshots, they ran in separate directions. They met up shortly thereafter but, ran in separate directions again when they heard more shots. Wallace saw the shooter wearing a beanie and sweatshirt. A witness also heard a gunshot and saw a person running away. He described the person as wearing a beanie and hooded jacket.
Long Beach police officers responded to a shots fired dispatch and saw the wounded Sims. Sims later died from a single gunshot wound to his buttock that caused fatal blood loss. A police officer followed the path of Sims’ blood and found shell casings approximately 30 yards away.
Approximately one month later, police contacted Wills who was taken to a police station. Wills admitted to being a gang member. He told police that he had participated in a gang confrontation with Sims and Wallace and had fired shots at Sims and Wallace.
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People of the State of California v Samori Wills 2011
Name: WILLS, SAMORI
Admission Date: 04/15/200
Current Location: Lancaster