FAYETTEVILLE POLICE RELEASE NAME OF OFFICER INJURED IN SHOOTING

03/26/2012

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor released today the name of the officer who was injured in the shooting incident on Bedford Loop.

On March 24, 2011, Officer Blake Williamson was injured when Sergio Andrade fired several rounds at officers from the balcony of 1809 Bedford Loop.   Officer Williamson was struck by a bullet in the leg just above the ankle.  Officer Williamson underwent surgery on Sunday March 25, 2012 to remove the bullet and has since been released from the hospital.

Officer Williamson has been employed with the Fayetteville Police Department since April 2009.   Prior to that, he worked as an officer for the Russellville Police Department for over eight years.