Former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty was shot and killed on Saturday during a riot in downtown Indianapolis in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
Beaty and 18-year-old Dorian Murrell were both shot and killed in separate incidents on late Saturday and early Sunday, Marion County Coroner’s Office reported.
“R.I.P Chris Beaty Was great guy, we had some good times at IU. You will be truly missed bro,” Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon tweeted. Gordon played basketball at Indiana during the 2007-2008 season.
The 38-year-old Beaty played for Indiana University between 2000 to 2004 and was working in Indianapolis as an entrepreneur. Beaty launched an events planning company and a company that sold masks during the coronavirus crisis.
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay had bonded with Beaty after coming into the NFL back in 2018.
“Another life taken away.. just a week ago we spoke and just In a snap of a finger to hear that you not with us because you got your life taken away no reasons,” Turay tweeted. “I’m for the protesting but the violence got stop in both parties and this killing is breaking family and friends heart.”