Brother of former NFL star charged in deadly shooting

Fox News has reported that the brother of a former professional football player is wanted in connection with a deadly incident. 

Police in Lancaster, Texas say a man called Yaqub Salik Talib has been identified as the suspect in a shooting that left one person dead following a youth football game on Saturday evening.

Killing after a dispute

Fox News cited a statement that said law enforcement officers were summoned to Lancaster Community Park after a dispute between game officials and coaches began to escalate.

“During the disagreement the opposing coaching staff were involved in a physical altercation and one of the individuals involved in the altercation discharged a firearm striking one adult male,” it read.

“The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he was later pronounced dead,” the statement went on to say.

CBS 11 correspondent Alexis Wainwright stated that the victim has since been identified as coach Mike Hickmon. Hickmon’s children were reportedly present at the game when their father was gunned down.

One of Hickmon’s friends told Wainwright the fallen coach “was a pillar in our community,” adding that “this one hurts bad.”

Suspect turns himself in

Fox News noted that Yaqub Salik Talib is the brother of Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler Aqib Talib. According to TMZ Sports, the former NFL player was in attendance when violence broke out.

“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life,” Aqib Talib was quoted by the outlet as saying.

“He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”

CBS Sports later revealed that Yaqub Salik Talib had turned himself in to authorities on Monday and faces one charge of murder.

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