Police are looking for Yaqub Salik Talib, the man accused of fatally shooting a coach during a youth soccer game at Lancaster Community Park in Lancaster, Texas on Saturday night. The incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. when police responded to a call for gunshots. According to reports, an argument took place between the coaches and the referees. It escalated into a physical altercation between the coaching staff. According to police, Yaqub 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 sadly died of his injuries. He was a coach for the TexaSports football team. According to the WFAA, other sports teams have spoken out about Michael’s senseless murder. DEA Dragons youth team president Mike Freeman said: “We saw one of our coaches lying on the floor right there. It was hard. More than just a trainer. Great father, great man, great role model, great mentor.
As more information becomes available, reports indicate that Yaqub is the brother of former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib. Both men are coaches of the North Dallas United Bobcats, who were playing the other team at the time of the shootout. Tevar Watson owns the team and was on another lot cleaning up while filming said the shot was insane.
“I think this is all nonsense, man. Yesterday was probably the worst day of my life, man,” he said. “I lost a good guy. What we call a standing guy is one of the guys there for his family. Tevar also noted that about 80 children were present during the shooting. “I held my son after that for 20 minutes while he cried just because no child should have to see that,” he said.
Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragedy.
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