Tyrell Cohen, the 25-year-old twin brother of Tarik Cohen, was found dead Sunday in Raleigh, N.C., and local police believe he was electrocuted while attempting to flee law enforcement.
The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said Cohen tried to climb equipment at an electrical company when he was tragically killed, ABC News reported. Cohen reportedly fled after North Carolina State Highway Patrol tried to initiate a traffic stop.
The Bears released a statement on the tragic news on Sunday evening.
“We are heartbroken to learn of the death of Tarik Cohen’s twin brother, Tyrell. Our immediate thoughts and prayers go out to Tarik, his mother, Tilwanda, and the rest of their family and loved ones. On behalf of the entire Bears family, we extend our most heartfelt sympathies to all who mourn his loss,” the Bears said on Sunday night.
Bears running Tarik Cohen had been posting about his missing brother since Saturday, but suddenly deleted everything likely after finding out what happened.