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Ten months later, Yaqub Talib has pled guilty to the crime.
Hickmon was shot multiple times after fight broke out between the competing coaching staffs due to a referee’s call during a scrimmage at Lancaster Community Park between two nine-year-old teams—the Dragon Elite Academy and the North Dallas United Bobcats.
Video footage, as well as eyewitness testimony, implicated Yaqub in the killing.
A video leading up to the tragic incident revealed that Aqib started the brawl and that Yaqub it ended by shooting Hickmon, WFAA reported.
“He ran across the field and ran over on our sideline and got in the ref’s face,” eyewitness Heith Mayes said. Several others said Aqib started the altercation when he became upset about the referees’ calls during the game.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the paperwork was filed in Dallas County. The family is suing Big XII Sports League and Family Services, along with the Talib brothers, accusing the league of failing to vet coaches and to provide a safe environment and adequate security.
Source: Black Enterprise