Police could not test Aqib Talib for gunshot residue

Aqib Talib has maintained that the truth will come out and he’ll be exonerated after police charged him with firing shots at the boyfriend of his sister.

But police won’t be able to prove Talib had gun powder residue on him after the incident. That’s because he wasn’t tested for it, according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

Talib was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon in Garland, Texas, along with his mother Okolo, who was accused of the same thing. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback fled the scene, according to police records, and was not available for a test. Police did test Okolo, her daughter Saran and Shannon Billings, the boyfriend of Saran who was involved in the dispute.

Per the report, police recovered a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun from Saran. A witness led police to a semi-automatic 9mm handgun that was in a trash can and belonged to Billings. Per the report, Aqib Talib attempted to pistol whip Billings before the gun slipped out of his hand. Okolo drove up on the scene and fired shots at Billings before Talib took the gun from his mother and also fired at Billings.

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