Man accused of killing LA Clippers Matt Barnes’ aunt caught

By Leighton Schneider ,

A man accused of killing Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes' aunt, Tanganyika Hoover, has been caught in Sacramento, California.


Sacramento Police announced on Twitter that Michael Williams was caught and he is in police custody.

Barnes used Twitter and Instagram to try to get Williams' photo out so people could help locate him.

Image via Instagram from Matt Barnes

Williams is said to have stabbed Hoover on July 8 on a Sacramento street.

Once Williams' picture was made public, police say a tip from a resident nearby led them to Williams, who was five miles away, according to the AP.

Hoover’s son, David Williams Jr. told CBS Sacramento that his father would be caught eventually and that everyone thought he was a good person.

Once Barnes found out that Williams was captured, he took to Twitter to thank his followers for their support and tips that led to justice, according to the New York Daily News.

Barnes is entering his 12th season in the NBA. Last season, he started 40 games and averaged just under 10 points per game, according to ESPN Stats.

image via Carlos Diaz/INFphoto.com



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