Phillips' brother was at the bash, too, and seemed to be an invited guest, mingling easily with other partygoers. But once Vick and his brother spotted Quanis Phillips, they told him to get lost, witnesses said.
Before leaving, Phillips slapped a piece of birthday cake off a female partygoer's plate, splattering the face of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback with frosting.
"Michael didn't react. I was surprised," a witness at the bash said.
"But Marcus was the one who reacted. He had this I-can't-believe-this-just-happened, we've-been-disrespected look on his face. He was very agitated."
Phillips left the party screaming and continued hurling obscenities from the parking lot of the Guadalajara nightclub, witnesses said.
"Phillips was still yelling, even outside, then five minutes later, a shot rang out in the parking lot," a witness outside the club said.
Feds turn their attention back to Mike Vick
by Mike Florio
July 1, 2010 10:51 AM ET
Buried in the report from Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News that Virginia Beach police have taken a renewed interest in Eagles quarterback Mike Vick in connection with last week's birthday bash bang-bang incident is word of another potentially troubling development.
Per Hayes, Vick's federal probation officer is investigating the situation as well.
Though proof beyond a reasonable doubt would be needed to pin responsibility on Vick for criminal involvement in the shooting of Quanis Phillips, a lower standard applies to the question of whether Vick violated the terms of his dogfighting probation by associating with Phillips or any other convicted felon.
And the term "associate" doesn't include only sitting at a table, sipping Grey Goose and cranberry juice and talking about old times. By arguing or squabbling or fighting with Phillips, Vick necessarily would have been "associating" with him.
So while Vick's role in the shooting could end up being much more than what it initially appeared to be, his more immediate predicament comes from the lingering fumes of his last legal entanglement, which ended up being much more than what it initially appeared to be.
But chargers can't be filed because of lack of cooperation from the victim and witnesses...aka "no snitchin".
"Investigators were able to determine the identity of the shooter. Unfortunately because of the lack of cooperation from the victim, coupled with the reluctance of witnesses, the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, upon reviewing all of the evidence, has determined that no charges will be filed in this case at this time," the statement read. "Because the suspect will not be charged, his identity cannot be released by police. There are no other suspects in this case, including Michael Vick."