Police identify suspect in shooting at Michael Vick's bash

Police in Virginia Beach, Va., have identified the individual they believe was the gunman in the shooting outside of Michael Vick’s 30th birthday party.

Vick is not a suspect, according to a release by police, and because witnesses have been uncooperative police are not able to charge the suspect at this point.

Here is the statement from police:

“Investigators were able to determine the identity of the shooter. Unfortunately because of the lack of cooperation from the victim, coupled with the reluctance of witnesses, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, upon reviewing all of the evidence, has determined that no charges will be filed in this case at this time. Because the suspect will not be charged, his identity cannot be released by police. There are no other suspects in this case, including Michael Vick.”

Vick has maintained his innocence from the start. He’s also cooperated with police although his attorney Larry Woodward suggested Vick left the party well before Quanis Phillips was shot in the leg and a surveillance tape allegedly showed Vick departing three minutes before the shooting.

This is good news for Vick, but he’s still going to need to remain out of the party business. The NFL will also need to ensure he didn’t violate any measures of his return to the game a year ago.

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