The brother of former NFL star Aqib Talib has turned himself in to authorities after an arrest warrant was sought for him in connection with a deadly shooting at a youth football game in Texas.
Yaqub Talib, 39, turned himself in to police Monday in Lancaster, Texas, a day after a murder warrant was issued against the Super Bowl-winning star’s older brother.
His lawyer said DailyMail.com He had volunteered in the Dallas County Jail.
Police said they received multiple calls about an alleged shooting at a community park in Lancaster, about 16 miles south of Dallas, where a Pee Wee football game was taking place just after 9 p.m. Monday.
Upon arrival, authorities reported that a disagreement had broken out between a group of coaches from one of the youth football teams and the match referee.
This fight, according to authorities and video footage obtained from TMZ Sportsthen escalated to a physical brawl after which shots may be fired at the soccer field where children and parents were present.
The shooting victim, identified by police as a male member of the coaching staff of one of the Pee Wee teams, was taken to a nearby hospital after the incident but was later pronounced dead.
According to online reports, the victim has been identified as Michael Hickmon, who was the coach of one of the Dallas-area youth soccer teams WFAA. And later, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the 43-year-old man died Saturday night, according to the report Dallas morning news.
“We saw one of our coaches lying on the floor right there. It was tough,” Mike Freeman, the president of the DEA Dragons, a Dallas-area youth soccer team, said in an interview with the WFAA after the brazen shooting. “More than just a coach. Great dad, great man, great role model, great mentor,” he added.
In a separate online post, Texas Football Life identified the deceased man as “Coach Mike Hickmon” and expressed its deepest condolences following the “appalling tragedy” that reportedly claimed his life.
“We send our deepest thoughts and prayers to Coach Mike Hickmon’s family, friends, former team-mates and players on learning of the appalling tragedy that happened in Lancaster tonight,” the tweet read.
News of Saturday night’s shooting continued to spread throughout the Texas football community, even moving Baltimore Ravens wide receiver James Proche, a native of Dallas, to express his contempt for the incident.
“A gun for a youth football game?” he tweeted on Sunday. “Another life taken for no reason. another black kid growing up without a father. We gotta do better, Dallas. pride is never worth the consequences.”
The family had not made a public statement as of Monday morning.
The Independent contacted the Lancaster Police Department for comment on the shooting but did not immediately receive a response.
According to the original report with TMZ SportsThe younger Talib and current Amazon NFL studio analyst, was also present at the Pee Wee football game on Saturday night but did not comment on his sibling’s alleged involvement in the shooting.
“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident took place and is deeply disturbed and devastated by this terrible loss of life,” an attorney for the former Denver Broncos player said in a statement shared with TMZ. “He would like to offer his condolences to the family of the victim and everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”
Aqib Talib retired from professional football in 2020 and during his 12-year career in the NFL played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos, where he was a super Bowl winning team.
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