Clarence Williams

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter covering crime, breaking news, and public safety issues

Education: Masters in Journalism, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. ; B.A. American Studies, George Mason University

Clarence Williams has spent almost two decades in the streets at crime scenes, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of the night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington as the night police reporter for The Washington Post. Clarence has been pepper-sprayed at World Bank-IMF protests, witnessed martial law curfews in Baltimore, covered the crime scene of a D.C. sniper victim, uncovered a deaf man wrongly jailed for 22 months in the District, and chased stories of fire, drug dealing and general mayhem across the Washington region. Reporting assignme
Latest from Clarence Williams

Four shot, two fatally, at Prince William County home, police say

Police said the fatal shooting in Woodbridge did not appear random, though they did not immediately provide other details.

May 26, 2023

Fairfax County police shoot, kill man during parking lot struggle

Fairfax County police shot and killed a man Thursday afternoon during an encounter in a parking lot along Route 1.

May 11, 2023

One year after a school shooting in D.C., a survivor reclaims his life

Sniper fire rained down on the Edmund Burke School in Northwest Washington last April when security guard Antonio Harris was hit. He recalls his long recovery.

April 21, 2023

Man fatally shot inside McDonald’s in the District

Authorities identified the victim on Thursday as Andre Wallace, Jr., a 19-year-old of Northeast Washington.

April 13, 2023

Abducted woman killed after police chase, shootout on I-95, authorities say

The woman was found with a gunshot wound, but it was unclear whose gunfire struck her.

April 6, 2023

Military air exercises planned for National Mall Thursday

Military pilots will conduct air training early Thursday morning on the National Mall.

April 5, 2023

1 dead, 7 wounded in five separate D.C. shootings

The multiple shooting incidents took place in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, D.C. police said.

March 23, 2023

Transit officer shoots man after stabbing near Anacostia Metro station

The officer fired a single shot after an altercation that began on a D.C. Circulator bus spilled out onto the street, police said.

March 16, 2023

Witness describes man’s fatal stabbing in Petworth Library

Police said the incident stemmed from a long-running feud between two men.

March 3, 2023

1 teen fatally shot, 1 wounded in Pr. George’s, police say

Police began investigating the incident after being called to the 9600 block of Parkstone Drive in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro.

March 3, 2023