The mother of Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib admitted to police in an interview that it “could’ve been Aqib” who fired a handgun at his sister’s boyfriend during a domestic dispute in March near Dallas according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.
That information was part of a three-page arrest affidavit that a Dallas County grand jury used Friday to indict Talib and his mother on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Talib and his mother gave conflicting statements about how as many as five shots were fired during an altercation in the quiet Dallas suburb of Garland on March 21.
In an interview with detectives four days after the shooting, Okolo Talib, 58, may have provided police with the most incriminating evidence against her son. She said after Talib took the gun from her, “she did hear a shot and eventually admitted it could’ve been Aqib who shot,” according to the affidavit.
She also said that after Aqib “took the gun from her, he chased after Billings with the gun.”
Through his attorneys, Aqib Talib has denied the charges. In fact, he told police that he had left his 9mm handgun at his sister’s house a month or two earlier. He said he saw Billings with the weapon when he drove up to the brick house.