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Former Colts Player Fatally Shoots Self

Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit Tuesday.

ESPN reports the athlete was handling a duffel bag when a gun in the bag fired as he dropped off his car.

“Zurlon was s dude you rooted for — an undrafted, talented, hardworking player who always seemed to have a smile on his face. His personality was contagious,” Colts long snapper Matt Overton told the network. “He will always be our brother. He is family.”

Tipton was 26 years old.

Photo: Associated Press, Indianapolis Colts 2014 Active Roster