Former Colts player fatally shot in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (ADAMS) – Police in Tampa, Florida are investigating the fatal shooting of a former Indianapolis Colts player.

A roommate told authorities they found 26-year-old Eric Patterson with a gunshot wound after hearing a commotion in their home shortly after 5 a.m. on Saturday.

Patterson was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Patterson played at Plant High School and attended Ball State University before playing for the NFL with the Colts and the St. Louis Rams.

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