A man has been charged in the death of a former New Jersey high school football star shot following a fistfight on a Philadelphia street a week ago.
Police said Monday that 22-year-old Anthony Nieves is charged with murder, aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment and weapons crimes.
Authorities said 25-year-old Zaire Williams of West Deptford, New Jersey was shot in the head early March 2 just blocks away from the Temple University campus, where he played football before transferring to the University of Maine. He had been a star running back at Timber Creek High School in Sicklerville, New Jersey.
Williams was driven to a hospital in a private car, but was pronounced dead there a short time later. Authorities have not said what prompted the fight.
Court documents don’t list an attorney for Nieves and a listed number for him couldn’t be found Monday.