Update: Camilla Tyson plant employee killed in shooting identified

Update: Camilla Tyson plant employee killed in shooting identified

CAMILLA, Ga. (WALB) - An employee at the Camilla Tyson plant is dead after a late Tuesday afternoon shooting, according to Stedderick Thomas, Mitchell County coroner.

Rondarius Williams, 31, died at a hospital from a gunshot wound, Thomas said.

The victim died shortly after 4:30 p.m., according to the coroner.

The Camilla Police Department responded to a shooting at the Camilla plant on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the call came in at 3:47 p.m.

Police, the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office, the and other emergency personnel are on the scene.

WALB spoke with a Tyson plant employee who didn’t want to go on camera.

She said Williams and another man got into an argument while at work.

The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) will be giving out information on the case.

WALB was not able to reach anyone at the police department.

We are told this is an active investigation.


A spokesperson for the plant released a statement to WALB:

"We’re still learning details about an incident in the parking lot of our Camilla, Georgia, plant today and may say more later. We’re working with local authorities as they investigate and are grateful for their swift response and assistance.

The decision has been made to not operate the facility tonight or in the morning. We’ll determine when to resume operations when we have more information."

Following Williams’ death, the spokesperson for the plant released another statement:

“We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our team members. Our thoughts are with Mr. Williams’ family, his friends and co-workers during this very difficult time. We are making arrangements for our corporate chaplains to provide counseling and support to family members and team members who want it.”


This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.

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