An Omaha family is still looking for answers to the unsolved murder of a loved one three years after it happened.
Everett Williams was 15, a student and football player at Benson High School, when he was killed around 3 p.m. on February 8, 2010 while waiting for a bus at 48th and Bedford. Someone drove by and shot him.
"We know with it being daylight and him being surrounded by classmates or associates that we wanted to let the public know the drive is still alive for us to solve this homicide, especially with the family staying involved three years afterwards, it's just as fresh as yesterday,” said OPD detective Chris Gordon.
Everett’s mother asked for witnesses to come forward. “It’s been three years and our life will never be the same again and we just want you to step up,” said Yvonne Williams. “There’s somebody walking around who took somebody’s life. My son was only 15 years old. It'll never be the same, please.”
Everett's father believes his son had something on his mind and he knew something was wrong before he was killed. “I think a lot of people knew what was going on,” said Everett Sr. “It was that he knew, I really feel, that you know how kids are these days, they keep things to themselves and sometimes things go off, I just don’t know how."
Not only has this case been tough on the family, it's also been tough on the officers who work this and other homicide cases where they know there were witnesses. “They are concerned about what happens with the family, they want to give the family that answer and it's very frustrating when you know there's somebody who knows the answer and they're just not coming forward,” said OPD Sgt. Teresa Negron.
His parents are looking for answers. Not only do they want to know who killed their son, they would also like to know why do we have deal with all of the violence? “If they lose a fight they got to come back with a gun, why that is we all have to figure that out, all of us, it's gonna take everybody to figure this out.”
The Williams family requested to talk to the media in order to keep their son's story alive. The Omaha Police Department helped the family by setting up a news conference. Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call police at 402-444-7867.