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Talib questioned by Texas police in shooting case



Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib is cooperating with Texas police investigating a domestic disturbance last week in which several gunshots were fired.

No arrest has been made but police regard Talib as 'a person of interest,' in an incident March 21 involving his sister and her boyfriend.

Talib, 25, has been questioned by Garland police detectives trying to determine who fired shots at Shannon Billings as he fled the scene of a dispute with Saran Talib. 

“He is cooperating,'' said Garland police spokesman Joe Harn. "He came and met with (detectives) a little bit the other day.’’

Talib was suspended one game last season for assaulting a St. Petersburg cab driver in 2009 and could face further sanctions from the NFL from his involvement in the incident.

According to a blog on the website of the Dallas Observer, the altercation occurred a week ago near the home of Talib's sister, Saran, 43, in the 900 block of Green Pond Drive in Garland. Talib reportedly attempted to pistol-whip Billings. Following a struggle, Talib allegedly used the handgun belonging to his mother, Okolo, to fire several shots at Billings, who fled the scene on foot and was not injured.

Billings was arrested on two unrelated charges and remains in jail.

Harn said police will determine whether or not to seek an arrest warrant for Talib sometime this week.


[Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 1:23pm]


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