Police are saying a tweet might have prompted the fatal shooting of a former Chapel Hill, Texas standout.

KVUE reports:

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.

Through the hashtag #RIPChrisMass, many expressed their condolences and recounted memories of him.

https://twitter.com/_ItGets2Real_/status/300606642813292544

Mass helped Chapel Hill reach the state basketball tournament for the first time. He was also an all-district quarterback for the football team.

  • Peyton

    This was at the mall near my house. Chris was a phenomenal athlete but I believe he got into problems with drugs before he had the chance to star in college. A tweet is a ridiculous thing to lose your life for . #RIPChrisMass

  • Secede

    I live near there too. How ironic if he was shot by Chris Dorner ?

    • Peyton

      They have the shooter in Custody. Ricky Neal.

  • aegean1

    Ban Twitter! /piers

    • kimmyincali

      Ban Twitter?? The Liberal house of worship?? Never happen! They’d have no place to stroke their messiah’s ego,,, oh wait,, there IS still his lapdog media!

  • Frank Drebin

    I’m totally against this. #WarOnChrisMass

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Really. Chris Mass? Was his brother High Mass?

  • William J. Miller

    I remember watching this young man play basketball against my cousin when they were in high school. He was a great athlete.

    Such a shame.

  • William J. Miller

    I remember watching this young man play basketball against my cousin when they were in high school. He was a great athlete.

    Such a shame.

  • kimmyincali

    So sad young people today have so little respect for life they would take a life just because of “words”. Apparently mommy and daddy never taught them….sticks and stones………..when they were little. Or probably more like mommy and daddy didn’t teach them much of anything when they were little. Too bad, because they could save A LOT of people future heartache if they’d do their damn jobs as parents and DO IT!

  • [email protected]

    What does drugs have to do with the fact that he has passed on. He got shot over TWITTER not DRUGS you bimbo. If you sincerely mourn for a persons death then their past would have nothing to do with it.