Mom died at Walmart, trying to save kids after shooting

Angela Williams. (Photo/provided)
Angela Williams. (Photo/provided)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A mother of four who died following a shooting incident at the Beavercreek Walmart was most likely shopping for school supplies and wedding items for her upcoming nuptials.

Angela Williams, 37, collapsed inside the store Tuesday night as she was rushing to get two of her children out of the store.

2 NEWS spoke with Williams’ colleagues and friends at the Villa Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center where she worked as Director of Education.

They say she was a free spirit, hard worker, excited about her wedding on Saturday.

Her fateful shopping trip with two of her children came at the same time that police believe John Crawford, 22, arrived waving a rifle in the store.

Police confirmed that they shot and killed Crawford as they tried to arrest him.

Williams’ friends say she collapsed in front of her 10-year-old daughter.

Williams’ is said to have a heart condition and recovered from an episode in the recent past.

She worked at the rehab center for two years where she started as a practical nurse and was promoted to the director’s position. She was responsible for hiring and training employees.

Our Marsha Bonhart is working for you on more details about Williams. Live, Team Coverage at 5 on 2 NEWS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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