Sheriff Seeks Who Killed Teen in Marin City

Marin County Sheriff's deputies are searching for who killed a 17-year-old who had recently moved to Marin City.

The teen, whose sister identified him as Lavanial Williams, was killed shortly after midnight Friday in the 300 block of Drake Avenue.

Lt. Jamie Scardina said deputies do not not have a clear motive for why he was killed, though his family told NBC Bay Area that it was likely a case of mistaken identity. A sister and stepfather told NBC Bay Area that Lavanial had moved to Marin City about a week ago, and that the shooters likely thought he was someone else. He had previously been living in Weed.

A sister who only wanted to be identifed as April said her brother turned 17 last week.

This is Marin City's first homicice of 2013.

Anyone who knows something could call the Sheriff’s Office at 415-473-7265.
To remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash reward call Bay Area Crime
Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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