Ex-Temple Football Player Zaire Williams Shot In The Head & Killed After Fistfight

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A former Temple University football player was shot and killed in the early morning hours on Monday in Philadelphia.

25-year-old Zaire Williams was reportedly shot in the head just blocks from Temple University’s main campus, according to 6 ABC.

“Williams was taken by car to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, the shooting stemmed from a fistfight.”

The shooter fled the scene by foot and remained at large as of Tuesday morning.

“Sources say the shooting was preceded by a confrontation at the Johnny Walker Bar at 10th and Race Streets,” CBS reports per 247Sports. “Police say the confrontation was broken up but the people involved went to the 1800 block of West Montgomery Avenue, just off of Temple’s campus, where a fistfight broke out. Police say 25-year-old Williams won the fight but a suspect then fatally shot Williams in the head. A gun was recovered at the scene.”

Williams played running back for Temple from 2013 to 2014, where he ranked third on the team’s all-time freshman rushing list, with 533 yards during his first year.

“Thoughts and prayers to the family of former Temple Football player Zaire Williams,” said a tweet from the Temple Owls Monday night.