DENVER – A grand jury has indicted a suspect on murder charges in the 2007 drive-by shooting of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Wednesday that Willie D. Clark, 25, faces 39 counts including first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Clark is in federal custody in a separate case. He is the first person to be indicted in Williams' death.
The 24-year-old Williams was shot and killed while riding in a rented limousine early on New Year's Day in 2007 after leaving the Safari Club, a Denver nightclub.
The indictment says Williams and Clark had both been at the club with separate groups of friends, and there had been an altercation between members of the two groups.
Quoting witnesses, the indictment said Clark got into an SUV, followed the rented limo carrying Williams and opened fire.
The indictment said at least 15 shots were fired into the limo, killing Williams with a bullet to the neck and injuring two other passengers, Nicole Reindl and Brandon Flowers.
Williams' mother, Rosalind Williams, of Fort Worth, Texas, couldn't immediately be reached by telephone Wednesday.