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Redskins safety Sean Taylor dies from gunshot wound

The Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died in the hospital after Monday's shooting.

Redskins safety Sean Taylor dies from gunshot wound Tragic news from Florida - the wounded Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died on Tuesday in the Miami hospital, where he received treatment for a gunshot wound. Taylor was shot in the early hours on Monday morning in what the police are calling a suspected robbery. According to reports, Sean Taylor was in his Miami-Dade house with his girlfriend and his 1-year-old daughter, when a robber entered the house. Awaken from the noise, Taylor went to check it out, taking a machete he kept under his bed. When he confronted the robber, two shots were fired, one of them striking the Redskins safety in the upper leg, piercing his femoral artery and leading to a massive blood loss. He was airlifted to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment and his condition was listed as critical yesterday. Some reports indicate that Taylor squeezed a nurse's hand, but he never regained consciousness and passed away on Tuesday. The exact time of death has not been confirmed yet.

 Sean Taylor was drafted in 2004 by the Washington Redskins from the University of Miami, in the first round, fifth overall pick, then signed a seven-year $18 million contract with the Redskins. This season he was the top interceptor for the Redskins, but a knee injury sidelined him in the past two games. According to the Washington Redskins, he was in Miami to recover from the knee injury.

 Published on 11/27/2007

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