Aqib Talib Reportedly A 'Person Of Interest' In Texas Shooting

The NFL and the NFLPA have disagreed as to whether the personal conduct policy is still valid during the NFL lockout but Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib may be very curious to find out the final answer to that. According to a report from the Dallas Observer, the Garland Police Department in Texas says Talib is a "person of interest" in a March 21st shooting.

No one was shot but there were, according to the report, five rounds fired and police have at least some interest in Talib's role. Talib's sister, Saran, reportedly called Aqib and her mother after some sort of disturbance with her boyfriend, Shannon Billings. Neighbors called 911 to report at least three rounds (with more to follow) fired by a black female at a black male.

According to the report, Billings said Aqib produced a handgun and "attempted to strike him in the face." During the ensuing skirmish Talib dropped the gun and Billings picked it up and began runnning, prompting [Talib's mother] Okolo to produce a gun and fire three shots toward him. Billings told police that Talib then took Okolo's gun, said "I'll shoot him" and fired at least two shots before Billings safely ducked into nearby woods. Neighborhood witnesses corroborated Billings' story.

Billings was found in the area by police and he showed them where the gun had been stashed in a nearby trash can. So the police apparently have physical evidence along with witnesses which would likely be enough to present a case to a grand jury, according to the report.

So the question will come down to A.) whether Talib was shooting at all, B.) whether he was shooting at Billings or C.) whether he was simply shooting in the air away from Billings.

Talib has a history of legal trouble which you can read at the Dallas Observer's report.

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