Dallas police continue to investigate an altercation at Luxx Nightclub in Dallas early Wednesday morning that reportedly - though not confirmed by police - involved Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib.
Talib is reportedly being investigated in connection to an aggravated assault, according to WFAA Dallas news' Rebecca Lopez.
WFAA reported Wednesday morning that police had talked to Aqib and his brother about an altercation outside Luxx Nightclub in downtown Dallas and also that police had towed cars believed to belong to Talib for the investigation. Lopez also reported that the Talib brothers were questioned by police.
Club Luxx owner says Talib & his brother had a fight with a Dallas pro athlete & were being kicked out. Then fight broke out with bouncer.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) April 8, 2015
The Dallas Police Department eventually issued a statement at 12:42 p.m. Wednesday with some details of the events but no names identified. They did not confirm Aqib Talib was involved. Officials reiterated with the release of the report that this is an ongoing investigation and detectives are working to identify and interview all those involved.
Hanney Kamal, general manager of the Luxx Nightclub, told The Dallas Morning News he was at the club during the altercation and that it was nothing more than "a verbal altercation."
According to Melinda Gutierrez of the Dallas police, officers responded to a call at 2:09 a.m. April 8 for "an active shooter" who was one of three black males being escorted out of the bar for causing a disturbance inside.
The complainant reportedly tried to help security escort the three men outside when one of the three attempted to punch the employee, the police report said.The complainant told police he tried to defend himself by kicking one of the men and then reported that one of the men pointed a gun at him.
According to the police report, the complainant took cover inside the bar. Witnesses outside reported that one male outside fired a round into the air before all involved left.
Broncos' vice president for media relations Patrick Smyth said the team is aware of the report.
"We have been in touch with Aqib regarding these reports and will continue to monitor this situation," Smyth told the Denver Post.
This is not the first time the Talib brothers have encountered the Dallas police. Last summer, the Dallas Police Department reported it had arrested Aqib Talib, but later retracted the statement and said that it was the cornerback's brother, Yaqub Talib, who had been arrested. It is unclear if the brother being questioned here is the same one arrested in Dallas last year.
Aqib Talib, 29, was arrested in 2009 for simple battery and resisting arrest without violence. In another incident, he was supposed to stand trial in 2012 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but the charges were dropped for lack of a credible witness.