Former Indianapolis Colts running Zurlon Tipton back died after he inadvertently shot herself Tuesday morning at a Mi car dealership. He reached into his automobile to obtain a bag containing two handguns when one dismissed, hitting on him while in the stomach.
The Roseville, Mich., police department said it received notification from St. John Hospital and Clinic in Detroit that the 26-year old died following the event about 9: 30 in a site bayat the vehicle dealership.
Tipton performed for the Colts in 2014 with 15 rushes for 28 yards and 11 receptions for 125 yards as well as a touchdown catch more than 16 career activities. He enjoyed in university at Central Michigan before acquiring his probability with all the Colts within the NFL and was from regional Sterling Heights.
Right before Christmas, Tipton that was last was caught for allegedly shooting a tool Ind. Police found a packed 9mm handgun as well as a packed Colt AR 15 assault weapon in Tipton’s vehicle at that time. He’d been released last November shortly before that episode.
Police Chief James Berlin said the pistol was a.45-caliber semiautomatic that belonged to Tipton, who had a concealed pistol license. Berlin stated both weapons were authorized to Tipton.
No one else was hurt, police said.
According to the December 2015 media release from your Greenwood Police Office, Tipton was arrested after authorities responded within the 1400 block of Round Lake Road to stories of gunshots. Witnesses told police the suspects fled the scene in a Vehicle, which was tracked down several blocks in the scene.
Tipton, the driver of the Jeep, was wondered along with his brother, Cortez Tipton, who had been a passenger. Police identified a loaded 9mm handgun and a loaded Colt AR15 assault rifle while in the automobile.
The prosecutor’s office declined to file charges, according to the Greenwood Police Department.
Reporting by IndyStar’s Stephen Holder and Madeline Buckley and The Detroit Free Press.