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Ex-Colts Running Back Zurlon Tipton Accidentally Shoots Self Dead

Incident happened at a car dealer.

Former Indianapolis Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership, according to police in Roseville, Mich.

Tipton, 26, was shot in the abdomen when a gun discharged. He was transported to a hospital before dying from the injuries.

According to Roseville police chief James Berlin, Tipton took his Jeep in for service at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership. Tipton was placing personal belongings into a bag when one of two handguns inside the bag discharged.

Zurlon Tipton, pictured during a 2014 game, died of his injuries at the hospital.
Zurlon Tipton, pictured during a 2014 game, died of his injuries at the hospital.

Tipton played for the Colts in 2014 and 2015. He played mostly on special teams, rushing for 38 yards in his regular season career. He also had 11 receptions, one for a touchdown. In addition, he gained 68 yards and scored a touchdown in the postseason.

Tipton rushed for 38 yards in his brief NFL career.
Tipton rushed for 38 yards in his brief NFL career.
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