Man arrested in connection to murder of Dequante Hobbs

Arrest made in Dequante Hobbs murder case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Metro Police have arrested 23-year-old Wyatt Williams in connection with the murder of 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs, Jr., that occurred on May 21 in the 2100 block of West Madison Street.

The following is the news conference the Louisville Metro Police Department held to update the media on the arrest:

Upon hearing of the arrest, Dequante's mother, Micheshia Norment, said, “DQ was shot and killed on the night before his Second Grade Promotional Ceremony. He was eating cake to celebrate when the shooting happened. It’s kind of unbelievable that on the day my child was supposed to start the second, I’m finally getting answers as to who took his life.”

The Louisville Metro Police Department said the gunshots came from a dice game occurring in a yard in Dequante's neighborhood. Williams was at the game and fired the fatal shot. 

LMPD did arrest Williams in May, just days after the murder on drug charges. He was released on HIP, the Home Incarceration Program. He wasn't charged with murder until Aug. 16. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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