A person accused of killing the coach of a youth soccer staff over the rating of the sport has turned himself in, police say.
Witnesses say that Yaqub Talib, 39 — the brother of former NFL star and Tremendous Bowl winner Aqib Talib — shot Michael Hickmon, 43, in a Dallas suburb on Saturday, based on a Lancaster Police Division press launch.
Hickmon was teaching his son’s youth soccer staff, CNN reviews.
Witnesses informed investigators that the groups’ teaching crews had been arguing about calls by the refs, resulting in an altercation. They additionally informed native information station WFAA that Aqib Talib was current on the sport as effectively, and accused him of beginning the dispute.
A number of Texas information stations have video footage of the altercation that happened on the sphere. It’s unclear from the movies who started the altercation and who shot Hickmon.
“The altercation became physical leading to the suspect pulling out a firearm” and capturing Hickmon a number of occasions, the police press launch stated, noting that kids and their mother and father had been current through the incident.
Police say the suspect fled the scene in an unidentified automobile after the capturing, taking the firearm with him.
Hickmon was transported to a neighborhood hospital the place he was later pronounced lifeless.
Yaqub Talib turned himself in to the Dallas County Jail on Monday after police in Lancaster stated he was wished on a warrant for first-degree homicide in Hickmon’s demise.
“Mr. Talib regrets the tragic loss of life but turned himself in to the law so he could tell his side of the story,” Yaqub Talib’s lawyer, Clark Birdsall, informed NBC Information on Monday.
Birdsall declined to touch upon specifics however stated that “there are some defensive issues, and Yaqub Talib looks forward to being able to have his day in court.”
Aqib Talib’s lawyer, Frank Perez, additionally launched an announcement to Dallas TV station WFAA, saying his consumer “was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life.”
“He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy,” Perez stated.
“It’s unfair to pass judgment before a full investigation has taken place. I believe once all the witnesses are interviewed there will be a different perspective as to what happened this past Saturday.”
Hickmon’s sister, Ciciely, informed CNN that her brother leaves behind a spouse, two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.
“Mike was an amazing husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, friend and coach. Our family is grieving. Right now, we don’t see an end to our grief,” the household informed CNN in an announcement. “We miss him immensely. We always will. We will love him forever.”