Aqib Talib's Shooting Has Been Classified As An Aggravated Assault Investigation By Dallas PD

The Dallas PD have classified what type of investigation the shooting of Aqib Talib is currently.

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was shot in the lower right leg, early Sunday morning, in Dallas. The bullet passed cleanly through his leg, without hitting any ligaments or arteries. 

He has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. However, the Broncos don't plan to have Talib available until training camp starts in late July—at the earliest. 

In the meantime, the story surrounding the incident that led to Talib's shooting is still taking shape. There have been reports that Talib shot himself, which was seemingly confirmed by another report that Talib told people close to him that he shot himself

However, Talib told investigators with the Dallas Police Department that he was "too intoxicated" to remember what happened exactly. As it stands, Dallas PD aren't yet sure whether the shooting took place at the V-live night club, where two other victims suffered gunshot wounds, or if Talib was shot in a Dallas area park. 

Reading Dallas PD's official incident report, authorities seem to be leaning more toward Talib being a victim of aggravated assault, rather than a self-inflicted gunshot wound. In other words, Dallas PD are investigating the incident as an aggravated assault—with Talib as the victim. 

Here's the definition of aggravated assault. 

Aggravated assault is an attempt to cause serious bodily injury to another or to cause serious bodily injury purposely, knowingly or recklessly, with an extreme indifference to the value of human life. Aggravated assault also occurs when a person attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.

If any league or team discipline comes as a result of Talib's incident, everything will hinge on whether Talib was a victim, or if he was in any way a perpetrator—even if it was against himself. 

If Talib did in fact shoot himself, he could face up to ten years in a Texas prison, and receive a similar discipline from the league that Plaxico Burress did for shooting himself back in 2008.

Below is the gunshot video TMZ alleges took place in the Aqib Talib incident. 

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