Jul 30, 2019; Irvine, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib (21) during training camp at UC Irvine. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Brother of Aqib Talib arrested on murder charge

Yaqub Salik Talib, older brother of retired Pro Bowl defensive back Aqib Talib, turned himself in to Texas authorities on Monday on a first-degree murder charge of a youth football coach.

Yaqub Salik Talib, 39, was named as a suspect after the fatal shooting of Michael Hickmon during a youth football league game Saturday night at the Lancaster (Texas) Community Park.

The Lancaster Police Department said Monday that an argument between coaching staffs turned physical, subsequently resulting in shots being fired. Hickmon was shot multiple times in the presence of children and parents, police said.

Hickmon later died at a local hospital.

“After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle, taking the firearm with him,” police said.

Aqib Talib, who retired after the 2019 season, was present at the youth game when the incident occurred.

“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life,” Aqib Talib’s attorney told TMZ. “He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”

Aqib Talib, 36, is set to be an analyst for Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” for the upcoming season. He finished his career with 35 interceptions in 148 career games (134 starts) with four teams. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection.

Aqib Talib shot himself in the leg in June 2016, forcing him to miss the Denver Broncos’ visit to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl 50 victory.

–Field Level Media

Crime scene tape near a squad car.

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Brother of ex-NFL CB Aqib Talib sought in deadly shooting

Texas police are searching for the brother of former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib in connection with a fatal shooting at a youth football game.

A city official in Lancaster, Texas, identified the suspected shooter as Yaqub Salik Talib, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Multiple reports identified the victim as Mike Hickmon, coach of the DEA Dragons youth team. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office confirmed that a Michael Hickmon, 43, died at a hospital Saturday night.

A representative from the Dragons told reporters that the dispute began when Hickmon attempted to pick up a football and someone kicked it away.

Dallas TV station WFAA said the Talib brothers are coaches for the North Dallas United Bobcats youth team.

An attorney for Aqib Talib told TMZ in a statement that the 12-year NFL veteran was present during the shooting and “is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss.”

“He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy,” read the statement.

Aqib Talib was a five-time Pro Bowl selection who intercepted 35 passes in 148 games from 2008-19 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams. He won Super Bowl 50 with Denver and retired in 2020.

Last month, Amazon added Talib as a contributor to the pregame, halftime and postgame team for its 2022 “Thursday Night Football” package.

–Field Level Media