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Brim, another man exchanged shots Tuesday

RICHMOND, Va. -- Michael Brim, a former Virginia Union
University standout cornerback who spent eight seasons in the NFL,
died Tuesday in a shootout with another man. He was 39.

Richmond police said Thursday that Brim had been involved in a
dispute with Gary Miles, 42, over a woman. Police found Brim about
10 p.m. with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest in Miles' brother's
driveway.

Miles suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. He was
listed in serious condition Thursday at VCU Medical Center.

Brim and Miles had gotten into an argument at the American
Karate Center where Miles worked earlier Tuesday, said police
spokeswoman Cynthia Price. She said Brim followed Miles to his
brother's home in a quiet, residential neighborhood in south
Richmond.

When Miles got out of his car, Brim shot at him several times,
Price said. Miles returned fire, striking Brim in the torso.

Price said Miles' brother returned home to find both cars
running and the two wounded men on the ground.

No charges have been filed, and the case remains under
investigation.

Brim, a Danville native, was a fourth-round selection of the
Phoenix Cardinals in the 1988 NFL draft. He went on to play for
Detroit, Minnesota, the New York Jets and ended his career with the
Cincinnati Bengals. He suffered a career-ending injury in 1995.

Brim is survived by a wife and four children.