NFL Running Back Zurlon Tipton Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself


Former CMU standout and Indianapolis Colts running back, Zurlon Tipton, has died today after accidentally shooting himself this morning.

Via Fox59 Indianapolis

A former Indianapolis Colts running back died Tuesday after a gun in his car was accidentally discharged.

Tipton pulled into the service bay at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Roseville, Michigan around 9:30 a.m., according to WJBK.

He went to take a duffel bag out of the trunk of his vehicle, and one of the two guns inside the bag reportedly went off. He was struck in the stomach. Tipton was taken to the hospital in good condition, but later died. He was 26 years old.

Tipton, who was arrested on a gun charge last December, was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in 2014 after going undrafted and played sparingly in his two years with the team.

UPDATE: Colts wide receiver Donte Montcrief took to Instagram to honor his former teammate.

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