Medical Examiner: Man who fatally shot self accidentally at dealership is Zurlon Tipton
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WJBK) - The man who accidentally shot himself earlier Tuesday at a Roseville car dealership has died, Roseville Police tell FOX 2. The Wayne County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as former NFL player Zurlon Tipton.
Police say the customer pulled into a service bay at the dealership around 9:30 a.m., and went to take a duffel bag out of his trunk. The duffel bag had two guns inside, police say, and one of the guns accidentally went off and Tipton was struck in the stomach.
Police expected him to be okay, as he was speaking with people at the time he was transported to the hospital.
The shooting happened at Mike Riehl's Roseville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dearlership on Gratiot Avenue just south of Frazho Road. No one else was injured in the shooting.
The medical examiner says they are receiving Tipton's body later today, and that an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Tipton, 26, is from Sterling Heights, and played football for Central Michigan University before playing briefly with the Indianapolis Colts.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.