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.


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