Former Boise State running back Jack Fields Jr. killed after allegedly stabbing deputy

Former Boise State running back Jack Fields Jr. was shot and killed Thursday after he allegedly stabbed a sheriff’s office deputy in Georgia, according to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Fields was 25. 

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The incident occurred in the lobby of a Residence Inn in Augusta, Ga. According to the release, Fields is alleged to have stabbed Richmond County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office deputy Stephan Psillos several times before he was shot by the deputy around 8 p.m. ET.

“During the encounter, Deputy Psillos attempted to put handcuffs on Fields, at which time Fields resisted arrest,” the statement read. “Fields pulled a knife from his coat pocket and attacked Deputy Psillos multiple times. Deputy Psillos fired his service weapon, striking Fields.” 

Psillos was transported to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. Officers performed first aid on Fields, but he was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the release.

An investigation is still ongoing, USA Today reports, and an autopsy was scheduled for Friday. 

Fields played at Boise State from 2012-15 and rushed for 336 yards in 47 games as a reserve running back.

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