Texas State defensive back Khambrail Winters was shot and killed in San Marcos, Texas
His two companions, have been arrested and charged in the killing
The police officers Tuesday evening found Winters, 20, with a gunshot wound to the chest at the Lodge Apartments
Witnesses said Winters, Enalisa Blackman and Michael Ifeanacho went to the apartment building with the intention of buying a couple of ounces of marijuana before the shooting
Emergency personnel began lifesaving efforts but were unsuccessful
Police arrested Blackman and Ifeanacho, who have been charged with capital murder
The pair are being held in jail, but police are still looking for witnesses
A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday in San Marcos, Texas after a college football star was shot and killed allegedly, during a drug deal.
Texas State defensive back Khambrail Winters was fatally shot inside the Lodge Apartment complex in San Marcos on Tuesday evening.
Police officers responded to calls of shots fired at the apartments Tuesday after what witnesses described as a drug deal gone wrong, according to a statement from the San Marcos Police Department and city officials.
The officers found Winters, 20, with a gunshot wound to the chest.
San Marcos police, Hay County EMS and San Marcos Fire Department personnel began lifesaving efforts but were unsuccessful, officials said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses told police that the two people arrested, Enalisa Blackman and Michael Ifeanacho – along with Winters, went to the apartment building with the intention of buying marijuana. Enalisa Blackman reportedly, met up with the two men to purchase a couple ounces of marijuana when the shooting happened, police said.
Winters was shot in the chest and killed during the deal.
Police arrested Blackman and Ifeanacho, who have been charged with capital murder. Both are being held at the Hays County Jail
An investigation is ongoing and police are hoping to identify two other people involved as well as other witnesses.
Cameras at the apartment building were not working, but investigators are studying surveillance video in the area, the police statement said.
Texas State football coach Jake Spavital said he shared the news of Winters’ death with his teammates Wednesday morning and that they are deeply saddened.
‘We will stand together as a team and support one another during this difficult time,’ Spavital said in a statement. ‘Our thoughts and condolences are with Khambrail´s family and loved ones.’
Spavital said the coaches and team would meet this week to discuss how to proceed.
Officials said Winters’ killing is the third homicide reported in San Marcos in 2020.