Police have cleared Michael Vick’s name in the shooting incident that took place at his 30th birthday party.
Virginia Beach, Va., police said Tuesday that they have identified the person responsible for a shooting outside a local nightclub and cleared Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who had proclaimed his innocence.
“There are no other suspects in this case, including Michael Vick,” the police said in a statement.
That exoneration didn’t stop Vick from expressing regret over the incident, which occurred after his 30th birthday party June 25 at the Guadalajara nightclub.
“There should’ve never been a party,” Vick told WTXF-TV while he visited a Philadelphia courthouse as part of his probation on federal dogfighting charges.
Police said that “at this time” they can’t charge the shooter, whom they declined to identify, because the victim and some witnesses aren’t being cooperative with the investigation. According to Vick’s attorney, Larry Woodward, the victim is Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in the dogfighting case that landed the quarterback in federal prison for 19 months. However, police haven’t confirmed that.