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Man shot following Dallas Cowboys - New England Patriots game passes away

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Football is an aggressive game where passions often run high in the heat of the moment.

It seems that, for some reason at least, that aggression also translates over into the fans. It was reported earlier in the week that a man attending the Dallas Cowboys - New England Patriots game on Sunday night was shot after the Cowboys' 30-6 loss at AT&T Stadium.

It has now been confirmed that the the man who was shot has tragically passed away.


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According to a report from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Richard Sells - a 43-year-old from the Arlington area - died on Wednesday night as a result of the bullet that struck him in the neck.

A statement from Sells' family on Facebook revealed they had taken the step to turn off his life support after being told by doctors that he would never wake up.

28-year old Marvin Rodriguez of Dallas was arrested at the scene. His bail had been set at $200,000 when he was facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.

Those charges will surely be ramped up to murder or manslaughter following the victim's tragic passing last night.

According to the police report, before Sells was shot, Rodriguez had held a gun to the head of another man. Rodriguez decided to let him go before getting involved in a second fight a minute later and shot Sells.

To compound matters, Sells had recently got engaged and was expecting his first child.

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