Indiana Casino Fatal Shooting Suspects on the Loose

Posted on: March 18, 2024, 12:41h. 

Last updated on: March 19, 2024, 12:37h.

The two suspects who “targeted” and “executed” a man Sunday morning at the Caesars Southern Indiana parking garage are still being sought by authorities, according to the local sheriff’s office.

LilDon Williams
LilDon Williams, pictured above, was shot dead at an Indiana casino parking garage. He is survived by a daughter and wife. (Image: WHAS)

The suspects had followed the victim from Kentucky on Saturday night.

LilDon Williams, 32, of Louisville, Ky., drove to the Elizabeth, Ind. casino along with friends and relatives on Saturday. The group entered the property at approximately 12:50 a.m. Sunday, leaving about three hours later. His family members and friends went to their cars and drove away.

Williams was walking to his vehicle when he saw the armed duo and tried to run away.

Suspects Had Rifles

Williams was cornered in the garage by the two men who were holding rifles. He was repeatedly shot by the suspects before he collapsed and died on the garage’s upper deck.

Both the suspects, wearing masks and gloves, then fled from the crime scene.

One of the suspects fled in Williams’ 2013 Dodge Charger. As of this weekend, police had not yet released a description of the two suspects.

Williams had been tailed by the suspects for about 14 miles from a Saturday night concert in Louisville, according to Harrison County Sheriff Nick Smith.

Once they arrived at the casino lot, the two assailants parked their dark car and waited for Williams. Based on evidence and surveillance video reviewed by officers, Williams was “targeted, hunted down, and executed” by the suspects, Smith revealed.

There were witnesses at the crime scene who saw some of the incident. None were friends or relatives of Williams.

Williams was a hip-hop performer and also had a full-time job, according to Kentucky TV station WDRB. He was one of several performers at the Louisville concert held at an unspecified venue.

Police didn’t provide a motive for the deadly shooting, but believe it was an isolated event and that there’s no continuing threat to the public..

Sunday’s fatal shooting is the casino’s first homicide since it opened in 1998, Smith said.

Family Is Grieving

Williams is survived by his wife and a six-year-old daughter. Williams’ relatives broke the tragic news to his young daughter.

Authorities said they want to give the family “closure” and hope to make arrests in the case.

Relatives described Williams as a “good man” who would give others the shirt off his back. He lived “a very clean life,” relatives added.

“He did not deserve this,” Williams’ wife said at a recent press conference. “His daughter … [doesn’t] deserve this… He did not deserve to get gunned down like he did.”