GARLAND, Texas -- Police in a Dallas suburb issued an arrest warrant for Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib, accusing him of firing a gun at his sister’s boyfriend.
Garland police said Tuesday they believe Talib and his mother, Okolo Talib, shot at the man March 21. The man wasn’t injured. Earlier that day, the man had been listed as a suspect in a disturbance and was charged with assault and interference with an emergency phone call from that incident.
Authorities issued arrest warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for Talib and his mother. The charge is a second degree felony punishable by five to 20 years in prison.
Police said Aqib Talib is set to turn himself in later this week. His agent, Todd France, did not immediately return a call.
“We are deeply troubled by the serious charges filed against Aqib Talib,” Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement Tuesday. “Due to current labor circumstances, we will withhold any further comment or action.”
Talib, who went to L.V. Berkner High School in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, played at the University of Kansas. Bond for his warrant is set at $25,000.
Okolo Talib turned herself in Tuesday. When she was booked into jail she was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, based on a previous conviction, police said. Her bond was set at $30,000 and she remained in jail Tuesday afternoon. Police did not have attorney information for her.