Prosecutor: Vick involved in confrontation before shooting

Posted July 07, 2010 @ 8:29 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

In a new development surrounding the shooting at Michael Vick's 30th birthday party on June 25, the prosecutor in Virginia Beach, Va., said Wednesday that the Eagles quarterback was involved in a confrontation at the scene prior to the shooting.

"The investigation shows he was not physically present when the shooting took place," Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey L. Bryant told Virginia TV station WAVY. "There were some confrontations between individuals and between groups, and Michael Vick was involved in one of those confrontations."

"[It was] a confrontation that involved shouting, words passing, some bumping."

According to Bryant, Vick had to be restrained by friends, who then put him back in the limousine, only to see Vick get out of the limo and confront a person whom Bryant would not identify.

Authorities in Virginia Beach said they have identified the suspected shooter, but because the victim won't cooperate with prosecutors, no charges are being filed against the suspect.

The Eagles earlier denied an Associated Press report that they had been considering releasing Vick because of the incident. The NFL has not indicated whether it plans to discipline Vick because of his presence at the scene.

 

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