The brother of former NFL player Aqib Talib is wanted in connection with a shooting that erupted during an argument at a youth football game in Texas, leaving a coach dead, authorities said Sunday.
Police have identified Yaqub Salik Talib as a suspect in Saturday night’s shooting at Lancaster Community Park in southeast Dallas County.
Gunfire erupted during a spat between the opposing coaches and the officiating team that turned physical, Lancaster Police said in a news release.
A man was shot dead and rushed to a local hospital, but he did not survive. He was identified as youth football coach Mike Hickmon in local reports.
“We send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, former teammates and players of Coach Mike Hickmon after learning of the appalling tragedy that unfolded earlier tonight in Lancaster,” tweeted the account Texas Football Life 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 said authorities believe Yaqub Talib — whose brother is a former NFL cornerback — was the suspected shooter, according to the newspaper.
A lawyer for Aqib Talib told TMZ “Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident happened and is very upset and devastated by this terrible loss of life.
“He wishes to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to all those who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”
Aqib Talib took the field for four teams during his respectable pro career that began in 2008, including a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 2015. He hung up his cleats and helmet in 2020.
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