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Yaqub Salik Talib, brother of former NFL player Aqib Talib, was wanted in Texas for shooting

Former NFL player Aqib Talib’s brother is wanted in connection with a shooting that broke out during an argument at a youth football game in Texas that killed a coach, authorities said on Sunday.

Police identified Yaqub Salik Talib as a suspect in Saturday night’s shooting at Lancaster Community Park in southeast Dallas County.

Gunfire erupted during an argument between opposing coaches and the officiating crew, who became physical, Lancaster Police said in a press release.

A man was shot and taken to a local hospital, but he did not survive. Local reports have identified him as youth football coach Mike Hickmon.

“We send our deepest thoughts and prayers to coach Mike Hickmon’s family, friends, former team-mates and players after learning of the appalling tragedy that happened in Lancaster tonight.” tweeted the account Texas Football Life on Saturday.

Video of the incident, circulating on social media, shows a man arguing with a referee, with a fight starting several feet away and then gunfire erupting, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Lancaster city spokesman Scott Finley told the newspaper authorities believe Yaqub Talib – whose brother is a former NFL cornerback – was the alleged shooter, the newspaper said.

A lawyer for Aqib Talib told TMZ: “Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident took place and is deeply disturbed and devastated by this terrible loss of life.

According to his lawyer, Aquib Talib was present at the game during the shooting.
According to his lawyer, Aquib Talib was present at the game during the shooting.
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“He would like to offer his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”

Aqib Talib competed for four teams during a respectable professional career that began in 2008, including a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 2015. In 2020 he hung up his cleats and helmet.

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