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suzy 01-01-2007 10:37 AM

denver broncos DB killed
 
Broncos CB Williams shot and killed

NFL.com wire reports



DENVER (Jan. 1, 2007) -- Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver.

Team spokesman Jim Saccomano said police called him about 3 a.m. from the scene of the shooting and told him three people had been shot and that Williams had been killed.

A little after 2 a.m., a white Hummer limousine was sprayed with bullets from a vehicle that pulled up along its side, said Sonny Jackson, spokesperson for the Denver Police Department.

Three people in the limousine were hit and were taken to area hospitals, where one man was pronounced dead, Jackson said. The other man and woman who were shot were not identified.

Jackson said police were searching for the suspects and interviewing witnesses.

"We have no motive yet," Jackson said. "We're hoping to talk with witnesses to find out where they were coming from, and that might give us some clues."

Saccomano said he spoke with coach Mike Shanahan and others in the organization.

"Complete shock. We're speechless. It takes words away. A terrible tragedy," Saccomano said.

Hours before the shooting, the Broncos lost to San Francisco 26-23 in overtime, eliminating them from the playoff race.

The 24-year-old Williams finished the season with 88 tackles, 78 of them solo, and four interceptions.

On Sunday against the 49ers, he had three tackles and returned two punts for 50 yards before leaving the game with a shoulder injury late in the second half.

Williams, a second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma State in 2005, made an immediate impact on the Broncos, starting nine times in his rookie season following a stellar career at Oklahoma State, where he totaled 11 interceptions and scored three touchdowns on punt returns.

thats too sad

suzy 01-01-2007 10:37 AM

denver broncos DB killed
 
Broncos CB Williams shot and killed

NFL.com wire reports



DENVER (Jan. 1, 2007) -- Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver.

Team spokesman Jim Saccomano said police called him about 3 a.m. from the scene of the shooting and told him three people had been shot and that Williams had been killed.

A little after 2 a.m., a white Hummer limousine was sprayed with bullets from a vehicle that pulled up along its side, said Sonny Jackson, spokesperson for the Denver Police Department.

Three people in the limousine were hit and were taken to area hospitals, where one man was pronounced dead, Jackson said. The other man and woman who were shot were not identified.

Jackson said police were searching for the suspects and interviewing witnesses.

"We have no motive yet," Jackson said. "We're hoping to talk with witnesses to find out where they were coming from, and that might give us some clues."

Saccomano said he spoke with coach Mike Shanahan and others in the organization.

"Complete shock. We're speechless. It takes words away. A terrible tragedy," Saccomano said.

Hours before the shooting, the Broncos lost to San Francisco 26-23 in overtime, eliminating them from the playoff race.

The 24-year-old Williams finished the season with 88 tackles, 78 of them solo, and four interceptions.

On Sunday against the 49ers, he had three tackles and returned two punts for 50 yards before leaving the game with a shoulder injury late in the second half.

Williams, a second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma State in 2005, made an immediate impact on the Broncos, starting nine times in his rookie season following a stellar career at Oklahoma State, where he totaled 11 interceptions and scored three touchdowns on punt returns.

thats too sad

JtotheIzzo 01-01-2007 10:40 AM

brutal

MaxFly 01-01-2007 10:41 AM

Rip :(

MTing 01-01-2007 11:02 AM

Wow...
RIP

VCDrivesAPorscheToWork 01-01-2007 11:44 AM

wow, tragedy in the wake of the new year. RIP and wish the best for his family






now... if this does not get a stir out of football also being a thug league, then there is truly somethin wrong with media bias against the NBA

One of Shemps Kids 01-01-2007 11:49 AM

How many NFL players have been killed from gang related violence in recent memory now? This is too much. He was only 24. Rabanah Yarhamahu.

Skywalker 01-01-2007 12:02 PM

RIP. Big loss for his family and the Broncos. He had a good career ahead of him.

HaNdLe ThE RoCk 01-01-2007 12:23 PM

Rest in Peace, Huge Tragedy.

Their Best Kick Returner and he was a top DB on their team.

Played a good game vs the niners, led the team in tackles last night with 7.


RIP

knickballer 01-01-2007 12:56 PM

RIP

he died after such a bad loss.

gsxr1kryder 01-01-2007 01:06 PM

wow. correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't the SG on the Nuggets get shot a year or so ago in a drive by shooting? now this guy. wow , denver is a pretty tough place to be an athlete.

GOBB 01-01-2007 01:07 PM

Jackson said police were searching for the suspects and interviewing witnesses.

"We have no motive yet," Jackson said. "We're hoping to talk with witnesses to find out where they were coming from, and that might give us some clues."


Police say this yet posters in here are claiming gangs? Claiming thug league? Media bias? Yes the media is biased. Brilliant.

:rolleyes:

People starting the new year not thinkin. Hilarious.

knickballer 01-01-2007 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsxr1kryder
wow. correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't the SG on the Nuggets get shot a year or so ago in a drive by shooting? now this guy. wow , denver is a pretty tough place to be an athlete.



jullius hodge?

dgilbert 01-01-2007 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsxr1kryder
wow. correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't the SG on the Nuggets get shot a year or so ago in a drive by shooting? now this guy. wow , denver is a pretty tough place to be an athlete.

and audray blatche of the wizards got shot to. It just shows that athletes are no different than regular people, tragedies strike people of social classes.

Shepseskaf 01-01-2007 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsxr1kryder
wow. correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't the SG on the Nuggets get shot a year or so ago in a drive by shooting? now this guy. wow , denver is a pretty tough place to be an athlete.

It was Julius Hodge.

Quote:

After visiting a nightclub on April 8, 2006, Hodge was on Interstate 76 in north Denver around 2 a.m. when another vehicle pulled alongside his and fired several shots.
Almost the same modus operandi. What's going on in Denver? Iverson better watch his back....


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