2009-10-16 / Front Page

Father Seeks Justice In Far Rockaway Slay

By Howard Schwach

AFar Rockaway father is waging war against the thug who shot and killed his son and severely wounded another man in a September 14 shooting.

Williams in a photo issued by the NYPD. Williams in a photo issued by the NYPD. Ronald Washington has vowed to help detectives from the 101 Precinct to collar Paul (Ese) Williams, 33, who is wanted for allegedly shooting Washington's son several times in the back, killing him last month.

"This man needs to get off the street," Washington told Daily News reporter Joe Kemp. "And, I need closure."

Washington's son, Ronald Washington Jr., 28, was gunned down in front of his home on Augustina Avenue, police say. He died a week later at Jamaica Hospital from his wounds.

The shooter also wounded Todd Jameson, 43, whose right leg was amputated because of multiple gunshot wounds. He remains in critical but stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.

Police sources say that the shooting followed a dispute that took place two days earlier, when Williams unsuccessfully attempted to rob a craps dice game on the same street.

Ronald Washington carries son's obituary. Washington is working with police to catch Paul (Ese) Williams, the man who allegedly shot and killed his son. Ronald Washington carries son's obituary. Washington is working with police to catch Paul (Ese) Williams, the man who allegedly shot and killed his son. Williams allegedly came back to the block days later and began to scatter shots at residents on the street.

One of the rounds grazed an unidentified man and others pierced a steel grate on a nearby apartment building, eyewitnesses say.

"Ronald was trying to get everyone away," Washington told Kemp. "He was always looking out for people. That's how he lost his life."

Police say that Williams has a long line of prior arrests including criminal possession of a weapon, selling drugs and driving while intoxicated.

Detectives from the 101 Squad are investigating. Anyone with information is urged to call the squad or 800- 577-TIPS.

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