There is a warrant for the arrest of Yaqub Talib, the brother of a former NFL player. He is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a youth football coach in Texas.
The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Yaqub Talib, and an arrest warrant has been issued for him. Aqib Talib’s younger brother is Talib.
Former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib’s brother is wanted in connection with a shooting at a Texas football game that left a coach dead, according to police and a representative of a youth athletic league.
Police in Lancaster, a city in Dallas County, have identified the suspect in the Saturday night shooting as Yaqub Talib and said there is a warrant out for his arrest, according to Lancaster police.
As a result, officers were dispatched to Lancaster Community Park at around 8:50 p.m. local time (9:50 p.m. ET) after receiving multiple calls regarding the incident.
Police said that, upon arriving at the scene, officers found that there had been a disagreement between the coaching staff and the officiating crew.
The opposing coaching staff was involved in a physical altercation during the disagreement, and one of the individuals involved in the altercation discharged a firearm at an adult male during the altercation, according to the department.
It was reported that the victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the police department.
The report also indicated that Aqib Talib, who played for the Buccaneers, Patriots, Broncos, and Rams across 12 seasons in the league, was also at the scene of the shooting. NBC News reached out to the police but was not able to confirm that report.
The attorney for the former NFL player told the outlet that “Aqib was there when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this horrendous loss of life.”
There Is A Warrant For The Arrest Of Yaqub Talib, The Brother Of A Former NFL Player. He Is Wanted In Connection With The Fatal Shooting Of A Youth Football Coach In Texas.
“He conveys his condolences to the family and friends of the victim, as well as to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy,” the attorney is reported to have said.
According to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, the victim of the shooting was later identified as Coach Mike Hickmon, according to the report.
On its Facebook page following the incident, TexaSports, a youth athletic league, shared condolences to Hickmon’s family, stating: “We have lost a great father, son, husband, coach, and husband to this terrible tragedy.”
The post stated: “(Hickmon) was coaching his son and his team at a sporting event somewhere in Dallas today when he was killed by a coward,” according to the post.
The Family and the community are in our thoughts and prayers at this crazy time in youth sports, as we pray for them.”
A spokesperson for TexaSports confirmed to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that Hickmon has been coaching in the league for many years.
In spite of this, they stated that Saturday’s event was not hosted by their league, but by a different organization.
It was reported by NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that Pastor Keith Hall told them that Hickmon was a member of his church.
It was after hearing about Saturday’s incident that he contacted Hickmon’s wife, and when he called her, she replied that her husband had not made it.
It was just heartbreaking for her, and all the air was sucked out of us when she heard that he did not make it.
Hall said Hickmon had been very active in their church, Grace Temple Fellowship, and had been passionate about coaching youth football at their church.
It was obvious that people gravitated toward him. They loved him and called him coach. He took some time with them, Hall told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. “That’s just the kind of person he was.”