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Zurlon Tipton Dead - Ex-NFL Player Dies in Accidental Shooting

Zurlon Tipton Dead - Ex-NFL Player Dies in Accidental Shooting

Former Indianapolis Colts football player Zurlon Tipton has died after he accidentally shot himself.

The 26-year-old former NFL star was at a car dealership in Michigan on Tuesday (June 28) when he reached into a bag to grab something, but accidentally hit the trigger on one of the two guns inside. The gun shot Zurlon in the stomach.

While Zurlon was alert and interacting with people following the tragic accident, he died at the hospital due to his injuries.

“A gentleman … brought a vehicle into our service department between 9 and 9:30 this morning,” the dealership’s general manager Mark DeMara told The Detroit News. “He had a transmission leak in his vehicle. At some point he reached into a duffel bag that was on the passenger seat of his vehicle and the pistol that was in there deployed and shot the gentleman in the abdomen.”

We send our thoughts and condolences to Zurlon‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • j b

    So suicides are called “accidental” shootings now.

  • Poison

    This doesn’t sound like suicide but fatal carelessness and stupidity.

  • Cruizin1960

    So now, the questions are: 1) was he the legal owner of the firearms; 2) did he have a carry permit; 3) why did he have a bullet chambered; 4) why wasn’t the safety on? If he legally owned the guns and had a carry license, he was just stupid…and you can’t regulate that.

  • Sam80

    Unbelievably foolish to carry two loaded guns without the safety on. And why on earth would he, or anyone for that matter, need to carry two loaded guns?!

  • Gina

    Who commits suicide at a car dealership? This was an accident; one that could have been prevented.

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