The brother of former NFL star Aqib Talib was named the suspect in a fatal shooting at a Dallas-area community park, police said Sunday.
Yaqub Salik Talib (Lancaster Police Department)
A murder warrant for Yaqub Talib was active Sunday afternoon following an altercation a day earlier at the Lancaster Community Park that left an unidentified adult male dead, the Lancaster Police Department said.
Police described the park as having multiple football fields for youth leagues, and said officers were told of a dispute between a coaching staff and an officiating crew once they responded to the scene Saturday.
“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,” police said.
“The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he was later pronounced dead.”
Aqib Talib, who played 12 seasons in the NFL, wasn’t named in the police announcement, but his attorney told TMZ that the retired cornerback was at the park.
“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life,” the attorney said. “He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”
Lancaster is part of Dallas County, located about 16 miles south of the city’s downtown area.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and urged anyone with information about Yaqub Talib’s whereabouts to come forward to authorities.
The Talib brothers spent part of their childhoods in Dallas.
Aqib Talib, 36, won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 2015, and also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams during a career that took place from 2008 to 2019.
He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection who recorded 35 career interceptions, including 10 that he returned for a touchdown.
Aqib Talib became an NFL analyst for Fox after retiring as a player, and recently joined Amazon Prime Video for its “Thursday Night Football” broadcasts.