Darrent Williams - Killed in Driveby

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  1. Destee

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    Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, 24, waits to get his ankle taped during Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers in Denver. Williams was shot and killed early Monday morning in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver.

    Denver police investigating shooting death of Broncos' Darrent Williams

    DENVER — Denver police spent Monday investigating the shooting death of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.

    Williams, according to police, was traveling north on Speer Boulevard through Denver shortly after 2 a.m. Monday in a white Hummer stretch limousine with several other people. Another car pulled alongside of the limousine, and someone from it began shooting a handgun into the limousine, Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said.

    Williams, 24, was taken to Denver Health Medical Center. He was pronounced dead a little after 2:30 a.m. Monday. “It’s a senseless crime,” Jackson said.

    He said two others in the limousine also were shot. Both were taken to St. Anthony’s Central Hospital. One, a man, was treated and released. The other, a woman, is expected to be released in the next couple of days, Jackson said. Their names were withheld because they are considered witnesses in a homicide investigation.

    Broncos running back Tatum Bell, a former teammate of Williams at Oklahoma State, said on ESPN that he was told Williams was shot in the neck.

    Jackson would not specify how many others shared the limousine with Williams. One is believed to be Broncos wide receiver Javon Walker. Walker arrived at Broncos headquarters in Dove Valley on Monday but did not speak with reporters.

    The limousine remained on the northbound side of Speer, a few yards south of where it intersects 11th Avenue, on Monday while investigators worked the scene. Jackson refused to say how many shots were fired, but cameras used at the scene could identify at least 14 separate bullet marks in the limousine. Jackson also refused to reveal the caliber of the gun. The limousine veered off the street and stopped in the snow after the shooting.

    Jackson said the department did not believe the shooting was random, but he would not commit to that.

    “We want to look at all the possibilities,” Jackson said. “This is a situation where we don’t want to narrow our scope. ... We’re not going to narrow ourselves down and say it was or wasn’t (random).”

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  2. Mdawini

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    Darrent Williams

    Another instance of another life snuffed out prematurely. gone are the days when you sat down and thrashed out a misunderstanding or rolled your sleeves for fisticuffs. Why do we have to resolve an issue with a gun? Have we lost a sense of community and brotherly love that we have to take each other's life?
    My heart goes out to Darrent's family. I'm sorry for not teaching our young the old ways of resolving conflict.
     
  3. Love_Unknown

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    I can't think of anything more cowardly than to drive by and shoot at somebody while in a moving car. My heart goes out to his family.
     
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