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Former College Football RB Shot, Killed By Police

A general view of Boise State's blue field.

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 3: The sun lights the foothills of Boise in this overhead shot of Bronco Stadium before the start of the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Boise State Broncos on September 3, 2009 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 19-8. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

A former college football running back was shot and killed by police earlier this week. According to a report from the Idaho Statesman, former Boise State running back Jack Fields Jr. was involved in an altercation with police in a hotel lobby.

The report states Fields Jr. allegedly stabbed an officer several times after resisting arrest in the lobby of a Residence Inn in Georgia. The officer, later identified as Stephan Psillos, shot and killed Fields.

Fields' high school football coach confirmed the news to the Statesman.

Fields’ coach at Americas High School, Patrick Melton, confirmed with the Statesman that it was the same fields who played at Boise State.

The former Broncos running back served as a reserve for Boise State during his four years with the program. He left Boise State with 336 rushing yards on 109 attempts and one touchdown.

The officer was transported to Augusta University Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.

[Idaho Stateman]