In response to a warrant being issued for his suspected involvement in a deadly Texas shooting, Yaqub Salik Talib, the brother of former NFL player Aqib Talib, handed himself in to authorities on Monday, according to police.
Talib, 39, was designated as a suspect in the Lancaster shooting at a youth football game that claimed one life. Later, according to authorities, a first-degree felony murder warrant was issued, and he surrendered himself into Dallas County Jail.
After a dispute between the coaches and referees during the game, police were reportedly called to Lancaster Community Park. Michael Hickman, 43, was the gunshot victim discovered by the responding police officers.
Police said witnesses told investigators the dispute was between the referees and the coaching staffs of two young football teams. Some of the calls made by the officials irritated the coaches.
“The suspect pulled out a gun and shot Mr. Hickman several times after the argument turned physical. There haven’t been any other injuries recorded as of yet. The shooter took the gun with him as he departed the scene in an unidentifiable car after the shooting, “said the police in a news release on Monday.
The inquiry into Hickman’s death, according to police, is ongoing.
People were seen arguing with referees in the incident’s video, according to TMZ Sports. Outside of that, there was a fight, and you can hear what sounds like gunfire in the distance. Later in the video, numerous people could be seen taking care of a man who was lying on the ground.
Aqib Talib, a five-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, attended the game, according to his lawyer, who spoke to TMZ Sports.
“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life. He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy,” his attorney said.