JACKSONVILLE, Fl. — “Petey was a great kid. We called him Petey Antuan Williams,” explains Ribault’s head football coach Marlon White.
Coach White remembers Williams as the guy always smiling.
The player he could count on – to bring a belly full of laughs, but also work hard on and of the field.
Which is why losing him hit hard.
“We lost a brother, we lost a son, we lost a confidant somebody to talk to. We lost somebody who had positive energy and when that’s taken away it leaves a hole in your team.”
It’s been one year since Williams was shot and killed on Brooklyn road in Northwest Jacksonville. He was one of four young men injured in the shooting. JSO says about 50 shots were fired by the gunman.
“It was heartbreaking to know that just as a person who he was and what he meant to the team that the impact that he was going to be felt.”
To make sure he wasn’t forgotten – number 35 became the center of the 2020 poster. Plus, a beautiful tribute to him on their last home game.
“We wanted to make sure that his name stood on through the season.”
But a year later, questions continue to go unanswered.
“I think that’s the tough part of any situation that goes un-closed, especially dealing with teenagers,” says Coach White.
The community, team and family have yet to get closure. Which is why Coach White is asking for anyone who may help solve it to please reach out, to “give the family some closure, to honor him in that situation. It’s just a good thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.”
JSO tells Action News Jax there’s no updates on his case right now. But the 3,000 reward from First Coast Crime Stoppers is still available for anyone has any information on this case.