NFL Running Back Zurlon Tipton Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself

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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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Baby boy you gone but not forgotten.. Lil bro gone hold it down for you and remember the motto.. "Don't wait for it go and get it." It's crazy I just got that phone call bro cause I just talk to you and we talked about the future and teams giving you your second chance. No matter where I'm at or what team I'm on ill have that 37 on my wrist or glove. I'm go make sure your "little mama" good as in what you would say. Go up there and be the best running back in heaven. Rest easy 37!!!! Crazy you gone this early. My next vehicle gone be a jeep Brodie I promised you that and I won't break that promise. All love this way. I never told you but most of my family from Detroit mane never know we could have been blood cousins you know how that goes. "Little Mama" gone be good I promise you Brodie. You in a better place one love. #flyhigh37

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