Police said Sunday that the brother of former NFL star Aaqib Talib was named a suspect in a fatal shooting at a Dallas-area community park.
The Lancaster Police Department said a murder warrant was activated for Yakub Talib on Sunday afternoon following a brawl a day earlier at Lancaster Community Park in which an unidentified adult male died.
Police described the park as one of several football fields for the youth league, and said officials were informed of a dispute between a coaching staff and a caretaker team when they responded to the scene on Saturday.
“During the disagreement the opposing coaching staff was involved in a physical altercation and one of the persons involved in the brawl shot an adult male,” the police said.
“The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment where she was later declared brought dead.”
Aaqib Talib, who played 12 seasons in the NFL, was not named in the police declaration, but his lawyer told TMZ That retired cornerback was in the park.
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“Aaqib was present there when this unfortunate incident happened and is deeply pained and devastated by this terrible loss of life,” the lawyer said. “He would like to express his condolences to the family of the victim and to all who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”
Lancaster is part of Dallas County, located approximately 16 miles south of the city’s downtown area.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and urged anyone with knowledge of Yakub Talib’s whereabouts to come before authorities.
The Talib brothers spent part of their childhood in Dallas.
Aaqib 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 spanned 2008 to 2019.
He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection who recorded 35 career interceptions, including 10 in which he returned for touchdowns.
Aaqib Talib became an NFL analyst for Fox after retiring as a player, and most recently joined Amazon Prime Video for its “Thursday Night Football” broadcast.