Woman arrested in active shooter situation has decades-long criminal past

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 21:29:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The woman arrested after an active-shooter emergency near San Diego City Hall has a criminal record dating back decades and including five felony records, a court search revealed Monday.

Mona Elease Williams, 58, was caught near A Street and 1st Avenue downtown Sunday morning. At the time, thousands of runners were at the finish line of the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon blocks away on West Cedar Street.

Police said Williams was involved in a hit-and-run crash on West A Street and Kettner Boulevard, after which the victim called 911 and flagged down a police sergeant.

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Officers also said Williams and her car matched the description of a woman wanted for a kidnapping in Chula Vista, which turned out to be unrelated.

The San Diego Police sergeant followed Williams to the City Concourse Parking Garage. Police said Williams pointed an airsoft gun at the officer and drove inside, reaching the top floor. She threw her gun from the roof before being taken into custody, police said.

Police also fired at least one shot at Williams but missed. San Diego police Chief David Nisleit confirmed that an officer accidentally shot himself in the leg during the situation. The officer is expected to recover.

Williams has five prior felony convictions, including residential burglary, cocaine sales, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting a police officer, according to court documents.

A San Diego police spokesperson said Sunday night that Williams will be booked on resisting arrest. Any additional charges will be filed by the district attorney.