Former LSU, NFL player arrested in shooting of another former LSU player

By By Johnathan Manning / American Press

An argument between two former LSU

football players ended in a shooting in Sulphur late Friday night,

authorities said.

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,

Gully said.

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.