26 year old former NFL player dies after accidentally shooting himself with a gun

Zurlon Tipton, former Colts running back, reportedly died after accidentally shooting himself Tuesday morning at a car dealership in Roseville, Mich. He was only 26 years old.

Via Fox News 2

Police say the customer pulled into a service bay at the dealership around 9:30 a.m., and went to take a duffel bag out of his trunk. The duffel bag had two guns inside, police say, and one of the guns accidentally went off and Tipton was struck in the stomach.

Police expected him to be okay, as he was speaking with people at the time he was transported to the hospital.

The shooting happened at Mike Riehl’s Roseville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dearlership on Gratiot Avenue just south of Frazho Road. No one else was injured in the shooting.

The medical examiner says they are receiving Tipton’s body later today, and that an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Colts, owner Jim Irsay, responded to his death on social media:

 

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