Yaqub, brother of Aqib Talib, is wanted for murder in Texas
The brother of former NFL DB and Amazon studio analyst Aqib Talib is wanted in the murder of a Texas junior football coach.
Yaqub Talib is wanted by Lancaster, Tx, police after a fight at a game on Saturday led to the shooting and death of 43-year-old Michael Hickmon.
Lancaster City spokesman Scott Finley said authorities believe Yaqub Talib was the suspected shooter.
The Dallas Morning News reported an argument took place and nearby a fight broke out. This was followed by the sound of several gunshots.
Police said responding officers were made aware of a “disagreement between the coaching staff and the officiating team”, according to a press release.
Aqib Talib’s attorney provided a statement to TMZ:
“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident happened and is very distraught and devastated by this terrible loss of life. He wishes to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to all who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.
The Topeka Capital-Journal ran a profile of Aqib Talib and he detailed his relationship with his older brother Yaqub.
“The only person who ever played with Aqib while I was here was his brother,” Jim Ledford, Aqib Talib’s high school football coach, said in 2007. He comes back and his eye is dotted and he’s cut , and we all laugh at him then. This mouth has overloaded this rear end.
Aqib Talib credited his brother with keeping him out of trouble. He was a player for the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 50 champions.
“My parents, they worked a lot and everything, so my big brother was always kind of the one at home, telling me what to do,” Aqib Talib said. “He saved me a lot of trouble and kept my head straight.”
Aqib Talib played for five NFL teams from 2008 to 2019.
Anyone with information on Yaqub Talib’s whereabouts should call Detective Senad Deranjic at 972-218-2756.