Police are searching for Yakub Salik Talib, who is accused of fatally assaulting a coach during a youth football game at Lancaster Community Park in Lancaster. Texas, on Saturday night. The incident happened just before 9 pm when the police responded to a call to fire. According to reports, there was an altercation between the coaches and the referees. This turned into a fight between the coaching staff. Police said Yakub pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting another man.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that 43-year-old Michael Hickmon was taken to hospital after being shot, but unfortunately passed away from his injuries. He was the coach of the Texassports football team. According to WFAA, Other sports teams have talked about Michael’s senseless murder. “We saw one of our coaches lying there on the ground. It was tough. More than just a coach. Great father, great man, great role model, great mentor,” said Mike Freeman, president of youth team DEA Dragons.
As more information becomes available, the report states that Jacob is the brother of former NFL cornerback Aaqib Talib. Both men coach the North Dallas United Bobcats, who were playing on the other team that played at the time of the shooting. Tevar Watson, who owns the team and was cleaning another area during the shoot, said the shooting was absurd.
“I think this is all absurd, man. Yesterday was probably the worst day of my life, man,” he said. “Lost a good guy. The one we call the standup man is one of the people there for his family. Tevar also said that around 80 children were present during the shoot. “I kept my son crying for 20 minutes after that because no child should see that,” he said.
Our sympathies are with those affected by this tragedy.