Yaqub Salik Talib, 39, the brother of former NFL star and Tremendous Bowl winner Aqib Talib, pulled out a gun after the opposing groups’ teaching staffs had a disagreement over officiating in the course of the sport in Lancaster, police stated. Michael Hickmon, a grandfather and father of three from Lancaster, was killed.
“The altercation turned bodily, resulting in the suspect pulling out a firearm and taking pictures Mr. Hickmon a number of instances,” the Lancaster Police Division stated in an announcement. “After the taking pictures, the suspect fled the scene in an unidentified automobile, taking the firearm with him.”
Authorities issued a warrant accusing Yaqub Talib of homicide, a first-degree felony. The incident stays beneath investigation, police stated.
Ciciely Hickmon instructed CNN that her brother was teaching his son’s crew when the gunfire erupted. He was taken to the hospital the place he was pronounced useless, police stated. He leaves behind a spouse, two daughters, a son and three grandchildren, Ciciely Hickmon stated.
“Mike was an incredible husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, pal and coach. Our household is grieving. Proper now, we do not see an finish to our grief,” the household stated in an announcement. “We miss him immensely. We all the time will. We are going to love him ceaselessly.”
A number of 911 calls from Lancaster Group Park had been acquired simply earlier than 9 p.m., police stated. When authorities arrived on the scene, witnesses stated the incident started with a disagreement between coaches and the officiating crew, based on a information launch from Lancaster police.
“Throughout the disagreement, the opposing coach workers had been concerned in a bodily altercation and one of many people concerned within the altercation discharged a firearm putting one grownup male,” the discharge stated.
Yaqub Talib’s alleged position within the altercation that preceded the taking pictures is unclear. There may be an lively warrant for his arrest, police stated.
Video from the scene exhibits a person apparently arguing with referees when a number of folks start preventing on one other part of the sector. 5 pictures ring out, and the digicam pans to the bottom for about 40 seconds. Within the video, it can’t be decided who fired the pictures. Panicked screams will be heard off digicam. When the digicam refocuses upfield, individuals are seen tending to somebody on the bottom as others stroll over. CNN continues to work to substantiate the authenticity of the video.
The suspect’s brother, Aqib Talib, is a five-time Professional Bowl defensive again who was a part of the Denver Broncos crew that gained Tremendous Bowl L in 2016.
“My brother would all the time choose me on his crew. We might play outdoors, and I’d play with all of the older guys and he would choose me on the crew first. He was a giant affect on me, simply enjoying with an older crowd on a regular basis, so by the point I performed with folks my age, I used to be like, ‘I’m used to enjoying with guys older than you.’ He performed an actual massive half in my soccer profession,” the crew quoted Aqib Talib as saying.
The long run star added, “I do not know what would have occurred if I’d’ve stayed (in New Jersey). I do not know what scenario I’d have been in, so I am undoubtedly grateful … that we made that transfer and went to Texas.”
Aqib Talib retired after the 2019 season, following 12 years within the NFL, throughout which he performed for 4 groups.
Lancaster is a metropolis of just about 41,000 in Dallas County. It is a roughly 25-minute drive south of downtown Dallas.