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According to NBC 3 news in Las Vegas, Missouri State running back Richard Nelson was shot to death on Saturday night after he had attempted to break up a fight. Nelson was only 18.

Per the NBC 3 report, Nelson went to help a family member involved in a fight around 7:30 Saturday evening when the shooting occurred. The report identifies that a male fired several shots before he and several others got away prior to police arriving.

Nelson was wounded multiple times and later pronounced dead at a local medical center. Police are still investigating to identify the shooter.

According to Missouri State, Nelson — a Las Vegas native — had redshirted his first year with the school. Nelson had played both linebacker and running back in high school before signing on with Missouri State last year.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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