August 28, 2019
Murdered 18-year-old man came home shot in the face
The 18-year-old Warrenton man killed Monday night came home bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to his face, according to a Fauquier sheriff’s detective.
Lincoln Williams Jr. played junior varsity and varsity football at Kettle Run High School.
Based on crime scene examination, it has been determined the shooting occurred at and is isolated to the property on Old Auburn Road.
— Sgt. James Hartman
Authorities continue to investigate the death as a premeditated murder, court documents state.
Lincoln Williams Sr. called 911 at 10:42 p.m. to report his son’s wounding, according to an affidavit that Det. Dawn Rosenberry filed for a search warrant of the family home at 5042 Old Auburn Road, east of town.
Deputies and medics attempted to save Lincoln Williams Jr., who died at 11:40 p.m. Aug. 27 at Fauquier Hospital.
During an interview with a detective, Mr. Williams said his son left home to go to a store at 9:11 p.m.
At 9:45, Mr. Williams received a text from his son, saying he had started the trip home.
About an hour later, the son “walked into the residence bleeding heavily from his head and there was a trail of blood” from the GMC SUV he had parked in the driveway, Det. Rosenberry wrote.
The shooting took place outside the home, according to Sgt. James Hartman.
“Based on crime scene examination, it has been determined the shooting occurred at and is isolated to the property on Old Auburn Road,” Sgt. Hartman said early Wednesday afternoon.
The father said “that Lincoln Williams Jr. was involved in the use and sale of illegal narcotics,” the detective added. “He also stated Lincoln Williams Jr. used Snapchat to communicate with friends and associates.”
With the search warrant, deputies seized a cell phone, “white substance,” seeds, a shotgun and shells, a handgun and shells and “packaging material,” Det. Rosenberry said.
The teenager attended Kettle Run High School, where he played junior varsity and varsity football.
“An autopsy was performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas,” Sgt. Hartman said. “Preliminary results indicate the victim . . . died of an apparent gunshot wound. An official cause and manner of death will not be available until the autopsy report is complete.”
Virginia State Police have joined the investigation.
A GoFundMe page has begun raising money for the teenager’s funeral.
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Tony Bentley · September 8, 2019 at 6:25 am
How do we get a refund from GoFundMe? We do not support drug dealers or their families.
DonkeyFarmer · September 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm
Why is everyone attacking Tony bently? This "kid" Lincoln was selling drugs. No, he did not deserve to die, but this is what happens when you get involved in that life. It also appears that his father knew about the drug sales. He was in way over his head. It's a very sad situation but very avoidable. Don't do drugs. Don't hang around with people that do drugs. You just reduced your chances of an early death by 90%.
Tony Bentley · September 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm
Examined - We donated to the GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses. Did you or anyone else here saying what a terrible person I am?
As far as our child, she graduated with honors from a Virginia University, is living in a major city and working 2 jobs, has money in her savings, and has almost paid off her student loan. We know she tried pot, she told us, and she told us it was lame to do any other kind of drugs if you wanted to get ahead. She ALSO was raised and went to school in Fauquier County, so the addiction due to loneliness is an excuse.
Yes, I think a trade school here is a great idea. LFCC offers many classes, and if you can't afford to go to school they will help you get financing. It takes guts to NOT follow the crowd. Teach your children to not fall into the traps.
Examined · August 30, 2019 at 11:42 pm
Tony if you really want to make a difference you could establish a facility in Warrenton for teens to meet and do recreational activities as well as have training for lucrative careers. That would decrease the drug use more than anything else that could be done. Studies show that addicts are lonely and looking for companionship but turn to drugs to feel better.
Examined · August 30, 2019 at 11:22 pm
Tony, I do know Lincoln as well as his parents. Lincoln was a great guy. Always willing to help out when you needed him and he was pleasant to be around. His parents are good people too. Unfortunately he fell into using and selling narcotics. Many of his peers told him that’s not the way he should be living but you can only recommend. You can not force someone to do as you say. You might find out one day your child is selling narcotics. What would you do? Throw him out? That would only make things worse. A father loves his children regardless of what they do. Your children have probably used drugs and never told you. So I wouldn’t preach a holier than thou sermon. It wasn’t his drug use or selling that killed him. It was befriending a delinquent who valued money over the well being and emotions of others. His parents will have to live with the great loss of their son which I’m sure is already extremely painful without someone criticizing their decisions.
kelly23 · August 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm
Bettye Glascock · August 29, 2019 at 8:15 am
Tony, thank you for your backhanded kindness.This is not the place for politics.
Just because you and I have opposing political views doesn't mean that I don't care for you and yours as I do this child I never met.
Wishing you peace.
Tony Bentley · August 29, 2019 at 7:46 am
Ok, I'll embrace human decency. I'm just tired of people making excuses for the bad decisions that people make that lead to such tragedy as a young kid losing his life.
If he hadn't been using and selling drugs would he still be alive today? Answer that question honestly.
My condolences to his family and friends.
Bettye Glascock - you vote and support one of the most hateful, insensitive people on the PLANET. Please think about that before condemning me.
Bettye Glascock · August 29, 2019 at 7:24 am
Tony Bentley, you are the most hateful insensitive person that I am thankful I don't know. You stated that you have children. How could you look at the face of that Child that lost his life so tragically and not feel compassion for him and his family. Children make mistakes. But for the grace of GOD it could have been one of yours! Please think before you post.
Demosthenes · August 28, 2019 at 10:46 pm
@tonybentley: Embrace a little basic human decency. It is so sad that this kid from our community died in this way. If you can't show a little empathy for him or his family, do everyone a favor and don't post.
Garrett · August 28, 2019 at 10:43 pm
@tonybentley What were you even thinking writing that kind of comment, Lincoln literally lost his life and you’re worried about his personal choices? I think you need to have some respect because his family just lost him and you didn’t even know the kid. Come on man, he lost his life.
Tonybentleysuckssssss · August 28, 2019 at 10:36 pm
Good evening @tonybentley
You have no idea the circumstances surrounding Lincoln’s life and the decisions he made. I sincerely hope you or children never have to make some of the decisions he did. Some of the most charitable and kind people have had to resort to some pretty awful things to survive. At the end of the day, you’re wasting your time. You’re insulting someone who can’t defend themselves and it makes me sick. That’s why I made this account and posted this comment. You, and the many people in the world like you, feed off of people’s sadness just so you can get a reaction out of others. Please go do SOMETHING(and I mean literally anything) else than commenting hurtful things that can only stand to insult the family of the dead. I would suggest going on a walk, talking to your children, or enjoying your time on Earth. You have no idea when it could end. Shame on Fauquier now for how this article was written, and shame on you for wasting energy doing something that only stands to offend people in their time of sadness. Have a nice life, hope you change your actions!!!
joshbutler · August 28, 2019 at 10:31 pm
@TonyBentley i don’t even know lincoln like that but i think your missing the whole point... Lincoln got shot in the head, an 18 year old, was killed and your worried because he did drugs?!? show some respect or don't comment at all. everyone makes mistakes in life and we get it its not the best decision to make but who are you to say any of this stuff like “great guys” dont sell illegal drugs. thats just straight disrespect just dont comment on this smh do something better with your life
JROB · August 28, 2019 at 10:30 pm
@TonyBentley ayo don’t ever disrespect Lincoln like that just cause he didn’t make the best decision in doing what he did doesn’t mean he isn’t a good dude. And “great guys” don’t speak disrespectfully on a another man like that.
Tony Bentley · August 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
Hey @Lilyjacobs13. "Great guys" don't sell illegal drugs. I'm glad neither I or my kids knew who he was. It sucks for the family, there is my respect.
Lilyjacobs13 · August 28, 2019 at 2:05 pm
Hey @TonyBentley. Have some respect. Lincoln was a great guy and you have NO idea who he was. He’s passed, and we’re all heartbroken.
Tony Bentley · August 28, 2019 at 1:33 pm
Patricia Lookingbill - while you are down there on your knees, pray for the families of the "kids" this guy was selling drugs to, he's not the only one that was hurt here.
Truepat · August 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm
Thanks for the update, very sad...............
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