Marcus Vick thought he threw a successful 30th birthday party for his brother Mike. Then he stepped outside and found out that someone had been shot.
That’s the story according to Marcus, who made an appearance Thursday on the “The 757 Club” with Johnny D & Bartley on WXTG 102.1FM in Virginia Beach.
On Wednesday, Bartley reported that Marcus Vick was involved in the shooting. Vick seemed amazed by the accusation and denied it. He said he didn’t leave the club until the party was over. “By the time I got outside, cops were there, with an ambulance and everything. . . . I didn’t even know what had happened.”
Marcus Vick said he saw Quanis Phillips, Michael’s former co-defendant and the man shot that night, enter the party earlier in the evening. And Phillips apparently stayed all night.
“I did see Phillips come through the door, but he didn’t really catch my attention,” Vick said. “I don’t know where he went once he got into the club. So I don’t really have any comments on that.”
Vick said he heard rumors about the possible shooter and heard stories about Phillips’ behavior. “A couple of the people I was talking to said he was intoxicated and high and drunk. So when people are in those kind of conditions, you never know what they are going to say to other folks in the area to cause a shooting,” Vick said.
We’re surprised that Marcus was so open on-air, and wasn’t angrier at the hosts for saying he was involved. But Vick was aiming to clear his name after seeing our post on Wednesday, which passed along Bartley’s report.
“I was just sitting down before y’all called,” Vick told the hosts. “And my friend was reading something on sportstalkfootball, nflfootballtalk, protalk, something like that and people making comments I was involved in it, which is crazy.”