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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Talib surrenders to Texas police

30

March

talib_aqib.jpgBucs cornerback Aqib Talib surrendered to Texas police Wednesday morning on a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Talib, 25, spent about two hours being fingerprinted and booked and had his mug shot taken. He was released after posting $25,000 bail.

Police obtained warrants for Talib and his mother, Okolo, in connection with a domestic disturbance involving his sister and her boyfriend on March 21 in Garland, Tex.

According to the arrest warrants issued for Talib and his mother, detectives believe both fired gunshots at Shannon Billings during a domestic disturbance involving Saran Talib in the 900 block of Green Pond Ave in Garland.

Billings, who described himself as Saran's common law husband,  told detectives Talib arrived on the scene first, pointed a 9 mm handgun at him and said he was going to strike him with it.

When Talib swung the handgun at Billings, it slipped out of his hand, falling to the ground.

Billings told detectives he was able to pick up the handgun, which had jammed after striking a wooden fence.

Talib continued to try to fight Billings, the warrant stated,  when Okolo Talib arrived at the location, 'jumped out of her car with a gun in her hand and eventually shot the gun at him.'

Billings told detectives Aqib Talib then grabbed the handgun from his mother and fired it at him several times. Billings ran into a wooded area, 'fearing for his life.' When he emerged, Aqib and Okolo were gone.

Okolo Talib turned herself into police Tuesday and later bonded out on her charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The cases are being filed in Dallas County and will be presented to a Dallas County Grand Jury.

-- RICK STROUD, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:27pm]

    

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