football players ended in a shooting in Sulphur late Friday night,
Both men are Southwest Louisiana
natives, who were prep football stars in the area.
Sulphur High graduate Tahj Jones, 24,
was shot in the abdomen with a handgun by Washington-Marion graduate
Brandon Winey, 36, 2828 Medora St., Jason Gully, Sulphur Police
Department spokesman, said in a news release.
Jones was first brought to a local
hospital, then transported to Rapides Regional Medical Center, Gully
said. Jones is listed in serious condition after undergoing surgery,
Charla Ducote, hospital spokeswoman, said.
Winey fled the scene, but was arrested
at his home by Lake Charles police officers without incident, Gully
said. Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $1 million.
Sulphur police were called to Town and
Country Apartments, at 1800 S. Beglis Pkwy., at 11:42 Friday night,
Shortly after Jones showed up
unannounced at the apartments to visit a female friend, Winey also
showed up to visit the female, Gully said. A verbal argument became
physical and Winey shot Jones, Gully said.
The woman brought Jones to the
hospital, Gully said
Jones finished at LSU in the fall and
participated in LSU's recent pro day.
Winey played at LSU from 1997 to 2000
before being taken in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL draft. He
played a season with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants.