Denver Broncos starting cornerback Darrent Williams has died as the result of a drive-by shooting in Denver last night.
According to Denver Police, Williams was killed after someone pulled alongside the Hummer limousine he was in and fired shots at the vehicle just after 2:30AM. Two others in the SUV were also shot, but their names and medical conditions have not been released. Police Investigators say they are still looking for suspects and interviewing witnesses to the shooting, which happened near 11th Street and Speer Boulevard.
Hours before the shooting, the Broncos were eliminated from playoff contention in a surprising 26-23 loss to the San Francisco 49'ers. Williams had played in the first half of the game but sat out the rest of the game with a shoulder injury. Darrent Williams was 24 years old.
Williams was a second-round pick in the 2005 draft out of Oklahoma State University. He started nine games as a rookie and took over starting position as cornerback this year, logging 88 tackles and four interceptions for the team.