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    DENVER -- Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver early Monday morning, police said.

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    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.

    Players and coaches are off Monday. They were scheduled to meet Tuesday before heading home for the offseason.

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    RIP. Future pro bowler gone too soon. Broncos should retire his number.

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    This is horrible news. That guy was going to be a very good player in this league. Prayers go out to the entire Denver organization and his family and friends.

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    RIP

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    I'm not trying to be cynical in the face of this tragedy but why should the Broncos retire his number?
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    Default Re: Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams killed in drive-by shooting

    Really tragic news, Darrent was becoming a very good NFL performer. May he rest in peace, and my deepest condolences are with his family and teammates.

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    That's sad. Regardless of what your career is when you have everything going for you (or it looks that way on the outside) and then to have it taken away from you like this is just sad. RIP.

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    Default Re: Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams killed in drive-by shooting

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    I'm not trying to be cynical in the face of this tragedy but why should the Broncos retire his number?


    Hornets retired Bobby Phills number when he died in the auto accident. I'm pretty certain that the Wolves retired Malik Sealy's.

    It's just something teams tend to do out of respect.

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    Hornets retired Bobby Phills number when he died in the auto accident. I'm pretty certain that the Wolves retired Malik Sealy's.

    It's just something teams tend to do out of respect.
    Yep. And I hope this doesn't get taken the wrong way cause I really don't want it to be, but the Cardinals retired Tillman's number too, yes different circumstances, but I just think it has become common practice for a young player that is killed too soon to have his number retired. This kid was gonna be a shut down number 1 corner in this league. He had all the tools and I am still in shock over this.

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    Default Re: Denver Broncos CB Darrent Williams killed in drive-by shooting

    That truely is sad.

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