Former Indiana defensive lineman Chris Beaty was one of two men shot and killed over the weekend in Indianapolis. According to the Indianapolis Star, the 38-year-old was shot multiple times before midnight on Saturday night and died at the scene. Dorian Murrell, an 18-year-old, was shot at around 2:30 am and was pronounced dead after being taken to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

There is no evidence to suggest the two shootings were connected. Police arrested one person in connection to one of the shootings but didn’t say which shooting the arrested person was allegedly involved in.

Indianapolis, among many cities across the United States, has been the site of protests condemning police brutality on black people after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. As of Monday morning, it’s not clear whether either shooting was a result of the protests.

Beaty was a defensive lineman at the University of Indiana from 2000 to 2003 but he made his biggest impact after college, becoming a prominent business owner throughout Indianapolis. Beaty ran various restaurants and nightclubs all over the city and owned Fresh Marketing, a promotion and marketing company, since 2011. Just recently, Beaty worked to form Worldwide Masks, a company that made face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs.

Many took time to remember Beaty after it was revealed he had been killed.

[Indianapolis Star/Photo: @beatyzworld]

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