Former Indianapolis Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself, a medical examiner in Wayne County, Michigan confirmed. News of Tipton's death was initially reported by FOX2 News.
Further details of Tipton's death emerged in a report from CBS4 in Indianapolis.
Tipton pulled into the service bay at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Roseville, Michigan around 9:30 a.m., according to WJBK.
He went to take a duffel bag out of the trunk of his vehicle, and one of the two guns inside the bag reportedly went off. He was struck in the stomach. Tipton was taken to the hospital in good condition, but later died.
Tipton spent the last two seasons with the Colts, who picked him up as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and was a free agent this offseason. He carried the ball 15 times for 38 yards and caught 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown during that time. In three playoff games in 2014, Tipton carried 16 times for 68 yards and a score, adding three catches for 22 yards as well.
He was 26 years old.