Police: Vick Not Ruled Out as Suspect in Shooting

Thursday, Jul 1, 2010  |  Updated 1:34 PM EDT
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Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick has not been ruled out as suspect or person of interest in a shooting investigation in Virginia Beach, Police said.

Authorities didn’t look at Vick or anyone else as a possible suspect immediately after the shooting early Friday because detectives had not begun their investigation, Police spokesman Adam Bernstein said.

Police won’t discuss specifics of the investigation and no one was named as a suspect or arrested in the case, said Bernstein.

Police have not identified the shooting victim, but Vick's attorney, Larry Woodward, said it was Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in the dogfighting case that sent Vick to federal prison and out of the NFL.

Police interviewed Vick on Monday. His lawyer told the AP that Vick left 10 or maybe even 20 minutes before the shooting.

But, grainy surveillance tape allegedly showed Vick leaving just a few minutes before the shooting near the club, according to a spokesman for the club where Vick's party was held.

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