Former Indianapolis Colts player arrested in Greenwood

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GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) – Former Indianapolis Colts player, Zurlon Tipton Jr., was arrested in Greenwood.

According to the Greenwood Police Department, the former Colt was arrested after police responded to an incident just before 1 a.m. Friday morning in the 1400 block of Round Lake Road.

Police say they were responding to a shots fired report.   After police arrived on scene, witnesses told them about a Jeep that fled the scene.

After investigating the incident, police later found the Jeep described a couple of blocks from the scene.  In the car were Zurlon Tipton Jr. and his brother, Cortez Tipton.

Tipton Jr. told police he received messages from his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend that she was in danger and was going to be harmed.  Police say Tipton told them they then went to her house in order to check on her.

Police also said that Tipton’s brother then took out a Colt AR-15 assault rifle in the driveway and then shots were fired, thinking that the ex-boyfriend was in the house at the time.

It was after the shots were fired that the suspects left the scene and were later stopped by police.

Zurlon Tipton Jr. was arrested and transported to Johnson County Jail.

He faces a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.  He has since been released on $3,000 bond.

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