Aqib Talib in fight before fatal shooting, new video shows

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Aqib Talib was in the middle of a fight at the Texas youth soccer game that saw a coach fatally shot, new video shows, with his brother Yaqub turning himself in after a warrant was issued against him.

On Tuesday, WFAA TV in Dallas released a video showing the moments before Coach Mike Hickmon was killed, and reported that witnesses identified Aqib Talib in the footage as wearing a hat and white sneakers at Lancaster Community Park in southeastern Dallas County. where the incident took place.

Multiple witnesses said Talib was the one who started the brawl because he was angry with umpires, according to the WFAA — which reported that Talib, 36, and his brother Yaqub Salik Talib, 39, are jointly coaching a youth team for the North Dallas United Bobcats.

Video shows Aqib Talib in the middle of a fight that ended with a fatal shot from a youth soccer coach.
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Following the incident, an arrest warrant was issued against Aqib Talib's brother, Yaqub.
Following the incident, an arrest warrant was issued against Aqib Talib’s brother, Yaqub.
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Yaqub turned himself in on Monday after a murder warrant was issued for his arrest following Saturday’s deadly shooting.

Heath Mays, a coach of the opposing football team, told WFAA that Aqib “ran across the field and ran over our sidelines and ran into the referee’s face.

“He threw the first punch, and you see Mike [Hickmon] tries to defend itself.”

Yaqub Talib's mugshot after turning himself in to police on Monday.
Yaqub Talib’s mugshot after turning himself in to police on Monday.
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Yaqub Talib is searched by the police after turning himself in.
Yaqub Talib is searched by the police after turning himself in.
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Police said in an affidavit that the incident started over an argument over the standings of the match.

“The altercation turned physical, causing the suspect to pull out a firearm and shoot Mr. Hickmon multiple times,” Lancaster Police said in a statement. “No other injuries have been reported at this time. After the shooting, the suspect fled in an unidentified vehicle and took the firearm with him.”

Hickmon was the coach of the DEA Dragons.

Aqib Talib with the Rams in 2019.
Aqib Talib with the Rams in 2019.
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Dragons president Mike Freeman said the fatal dispute started on Saturday when Hickmon went to fetch a football, but someone kicked it away.

Aqib Talib’s lawyer, Frank Perez, released a statement saying that his client “was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated at this appalling loss of life. He wishes to extend his condolences to the victim’s family and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”

Yaqub is charged with murder, according to the WFAA, while police continue to investigate whether other charges will be filed.

Aqib Talib was shot in a strip club in 2016 while he was a member of the Broncos.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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