Texas State DB Winters killed in shooting

Texas State sophomore defensive back Khambrail Winters was fatally shot Tuesday night in San Marcos, Texas.

Two men have been arrested and charged in the killing, authorities said Wednesday.

“Our Texas State University football team is deeply saddened by the death of our team member and friend, Khambrail Winters,” Bobcats coach Jake Spavital said in a statement. “I met with players this morning to share this news about Khambrail. We will stand together as a team and support one another during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and condolences are with Khambrail’s family and loved ones.”

Police responded to reports of shots fired at an apartment building in San Marcos on Tuesday night and found Winters with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the San Marcos Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police that Winters, Enalisa Blackman and Michael Ifeanacho went to the apartments to purchase marijuana and Winters was shot and killed during the deal, according to The Associated Press.

Blackman and Ifeanacho were arrested and charged with capital murder and are being held at the Hays County Jail.

Winters, a Houston native, earned 2019 honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference honors as a freshman after posting 52 tackles and four pass breakups in 11 games (nine starts) for the Bobcats. He sustained a torn ACL during fall camp and did not play in 2020.

Spavital said he is meeting with the rest of the coaches and the team to discuss how they will proceed for the rest of this week.

Texas State (2-9, 2-5 Sun Belt) is scheduled to finish the season Saturday against No. 20 Coastal Carolina.