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Dallas Police Department sources say NFL cornerback Aqib Talib and his brother are under investigation for an aggravated assault early Wednesday morning at a downtown Dallas nightclub.
Aqib Talib and his brother, Yaqub, were involved in a physical altercation with another person at Club Luxx on Pearl Street, and then a gun was fired outside the club, according to a police report. Officers responded to the active shooter call at 2:09 a.m.
According to Melinda Gutierrez of the Dallas police, a complainant at the club told police three black men had been involved in a disturbance, and the complainant was attempting to help security remove the men. One of them took a swing at the complainant and he responded with a kick to defend himself.
As the men reached the front of the club, one of them pulled out a gun and aimed it at the complainant, he told police. The complainant said he closed the door to the club and the armed man fired a round into the air outside the club “which caused an immediate panic.”
However, Hanney Kamal, the owner of Club Luxx, said he feels the whole event is being “blown out of proportion.” He said the Talibs arrived around 11:30 p.m., that they “popped a few bottles” and were having a good time until the argument, the nature of which Kamal said he did not know.
Kamal said the Talib brothers got into a confrontation at the club with “another local athlete,” but would not say who. He said security kicked the men out and that neither he nor any of his staff saw or heard any gunfire of any kind.
After the incident at Club Luxx, the brothers left the location in a white Range Rover and a white Jaguar and went to the XTC Cabaret on N. Stemmons Freeway. There, police caught up to the pair and questioned and released them.
Police towed the Range Rover and Jaguar, and DPD sources tell News 8 they are searching the vehicles for forensic evidence linked to the aggravated assault.
“We have been in touch with Aqib regarding these reports and will continue to monitor this situation,” Broncos vice president of public relations Patrick Smyth told The Denver Post.
Talib, a seven-year NFL veteran, is a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Denver Broncos. He signed a six-year, $57 million contract with Denver in March 2014. Talib was the 20th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas and attended Richardson Berkner High School.