When prosecutors attempt to prove that Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib fired a gun at his sister’s boyfriend, one piece of evidence they won’t have is gunshot residue from Talib’s hands.
Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times reports that investigators did not test Talib for gunshot residue after the March 21 shooting in Texas because Talib fled the scene and was unavailable.
Talib was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon two weeks ago after the shooting. Talib’s mother was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.
Although Talib hasn’t given his own account of what happened on March 21, his attorneys say he “vigorously” denies the charges.