Christopher Mass murder 2/9/2013 Tyler, TX *Ricky Neal Jr is charged with his murder at Broadway Square Mall; Fight began as a Twitter…—
Bonnie Kernene (@mylifeofcrime) February 10, 2013
Police are saying a tweet might have prompted the fatal shooting of a former Chapel Hill, Texas standout.
Saddened by horrific news former Chapel Hill multi-sport star Chris Mass was shot & killed today, he had a smile that would light up a room.—
David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) February 09, 2013
Police said Ricky Neal Jr. was at Tyler’s Broadway Square Mall morning when he ran into a group of young men around 9:30 Saturday morning.
They were angry about a tweet Neal had sent to one of their girlfriends.
Ricky neal better be glad tyler pd got to him b4 the streets did! Everybody loved Chris! —
MiZz FoRd (@SiaChelle) February 10, 2013
Through the hashtag #RIPChrisMass, many expressed their condolences and recounted memories of him.
Mass helped Chapel Hill reach the state basketball tournament for the first time. He was also an all-district quarterback for the football team.