Man fatally shot during youth soccer game near Dallas – ABC News

Man fatally shot during youth soccer game near Dallas - ABC News

A man was killed at a youth soccer game in Lancaster, Texas, Saturday night after an argument escalated into a shooting, according to police.

Witnesses told Lancaster police that the coaching staff and officials got into a disagreement that turned physical, leading to the shooting.

Lancaster police said they are looking for Yaqub Salik Talib, the brother of former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

“Upon arrival, officers were notified of a disagreement between training staff and the officiating crew,” the Lancaster Police Department said in a news release. “During the altercation, the opposing coaching staff became involved in a physical altercation and one of the individuals involved in the altercation discharged a firearm striking one adult male.”

The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to Lancaster police.

The victim was identified Sunday as Michael “Mike” Hickmon, a youth football coach, according to the family, which released a statement.

“On behalf of the Hickmon family we would like to thank everyone for the attack of [love] we received,” the family said in a statement. “This is a very difficult time for our family and community. Michael was our everything. He was incredibly kind and generous. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He could also be sarcastic and drive you crazy. But we loved him because all of that made him, him.”

“Mike loved his family,” the statement continued. “He adored his wife. He loved being a dad and a grandpa. He was a great provider. The best brother you could ask for. He loved football and boxing, he went to as many fights as he could. He loved boxing so much, he also worked in boxing matches. He loved to travel. Our family is grieving. Hard. Right now we see no end to our grief. But what I know for sure is… We will find a way to move forward. We have no choice. We miss him terribly. We always will. We will love him forever.”

Authorities have not publicly identified the victim.

The shooting happened around 8:50 pm at the Lancaster Community Park, Lancaster police officials said in the news release. An investigation is ongoing.

Police said if people have information on the whereabouts of Yaqub Salik Talib, please contact Detective Senad Deranjic at 972-218-2756.

Lancaster is located in Dallas County.

ABC News’ Nic Uff, Marcus Moore and Marilyn Heck contributed to this report.

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