A 43-year-old man shot in the neck after a football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday died Wednesday night.
Richard Sells, 43, of Royce City, was pronounced dead at 8:44 p.m. at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported.
He was taken off life support earlier in the day, his family said in a statement on Facebook.
Sells was shot during a fight in Lot 10 of the stadium parking lot about 8:20 p.m., nearly two hours after the Dallas Cowboys lost to the New England Patriots.
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Marvin Rodriguez, 28, of Dallas was arrested at the scene Sunday. He was in the Arlington jail with bail set at $200,000. He was facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.
Before Sells was shot, police said, Rodriguez had held a gun to the head of Lester Peters of Lufkin. Rodriguez let Peters go but got involved in a second fight a minute later and shot Sells.
Weapons are prohibited by state law at stadiums during sporting events.
Sells was recently engaged and expecting a child, according to a GoFundMe donations page created Tuesday night.
“For whatever time God has for left on this earth, I will miss seeing his beautiful little face, hearing [his] precious words, missing his arms hugging me, saying, ‘I love you sister,’ ” Sells’ sister Victoria Gunning wrote on Facebook. “So one last time, to everyone out there, I am so grateful for your love and respect and prayers for him.”
Staff writers Monica S. Nagy and Ryan Osborne contributed to this report.