Just minutes before someone was shot outside a nightclub at Virginia Beach Town Center that was hosting Michael Vick‘s 30th birthday party on June 23rd, Vick got into a confrontation and had to be restrained by friends and placed inside a limousine that took him away, the Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey L. Bryant in Virginia Beach said.
Vick is not a suspect in the shooting, but Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey L. Bryant addressed Vick’s actions before the shooting.
“There were some confrontations between individuals and between groups and Michael Vick was involved in one of those confrontations,” Bryant said, per WAVY. “[It was] a confrontation that involved shouting, words passing, some bumping.”
Bryant went on to say that friends restrained Vick and put him in a limo, but that Vick then got back out to again confront someone. Bryant would not identify the person Vick was confronting.
“In terms of just using good judgment, at one point, he got in the limousine, and should have left at that point,” Bryant said of Vick. “He got out of the limousine, and with the help of several friends, he was returned to to the limousine and left.”
Police said they know who pulled the trigger, but, because uncooperative witnesses have led to a lack of sufficient evidence, no charges will be filed at this time. Police also said the victim, identified as Vick’s dogfighting co-defendant Quanis Phillips, has not cooperated with investigators.
Vick’s probation for the 2007 dog fighting conviction stipulates that he is not allowed to associate with convicted felons.
Vick’s lawyer claimed that Vick left the restaurant at least 10 and possibly 20 minutes before the incident. Yet video shows he left about three minutes before the incident.