Yaqub Talib, the brother of former star NFL cornerback Aqib Talib, has turned himself into police after being wanted by police on murder charges.
Yaqub was the main suspect in the fatal shooting of a coach at a youth football game Saturday night.
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The man wanted in the killing of another man during an argument at a youth football game in Lancaster has turned himself in to authorities, his attorney told WFAA on Monday.
Yaqub Salik Talib was identified as the suspect in the shooting, which happened Saturday night.
The Saturday shooting happened about 8:50 p.m. at the Lancaster Community Park at 1749 Jefferson Street in Lancaster, which is in southeast Dallas County.
Police said responding officers were told of a “disagreement among coaching staff and the officiating crew,” according to a news release.
While the disagreement unfolded, the coaches got into a physical altercation, and one of the people involved in the fight fired a gun. One man was shot, police said.
The shooting happened in front of 80 kids, and the man who was shot died in front of his son.
Watson said roughly 80 kids were in the area when it happened.
“I held my son after that for 20 minutes of him just crying because no kid should have to see that,” he said.
Freeman said the argument started when Mike Hickmon went to pick up a football and someone kicked it away. That led to the fighting and eventually the shooting.
Hickmon, 43, had been an offensive coordinator on the team for two years and made a name for himself playing at Maceo Smith High School and then the University of North Texas. His son was one of the 9-year-olds on the field at the time of the shooting.
“I held his son, Little Mike Jr, and I held him like my son, and it was very, very, very hard to hold him and console him because again – just letting him know that we’ll be there for him,” Freeman said.
This was a Coach for a youth football team in Dallas, Texas. I don’t know this Coach and I’ve never met him a day in my life… but I do know that he didn’t deserve to have his life taken in front of his 9 year old son over no damn little football. RIP Coach Mike🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XGU4nk674Z
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