The young life of sophomore Texas State football player Khambrali Winters was tragically and needlessly cut short last week.
According to KXAN out of San Marcos, TX two individuals Enalisa Briana Blackman, 20, and Michael Tyreek Ifeanacho, also aged 20, along with Winters were planning to purchase marijuana at the Lodge Ridge Apartments in San Marcos.
According to police, Winters was shot in the chest during the deal and died at the scene. Officers responding to the scene discovered Winters’ boys and attempted to save his life, but unfortunately their efforts proved to be futile.
Jake Spavital, Texas State head football coach had this to say in a released statement:
Our Texas State University football team is deeply saddened by the death of our team member, and friend, Khambrail Winters.
I met with the players this morning to share the news. We will stand together as a team and support one another during this difficult time. Our thoughts and condolences are with Khambrail’s family and loved ones.
His death is part of an ongoing San Marcos Police Department investigation into an incident that occurred off-campus last night. We are waiting for more details to be released before we can comment further.
The coaches and I are meeting with the team to discuss how we will proceed for the rest of the week.
Bradon Scruggs who coached Winters in the Houston area spoke very highly of Winters on the gridiron but offering even higher praise for what he did off the field saying this: “He was the model student and the model individual, he was the model student-athlete for sure,” Scruggs said. “It’s a tough loss because he was such a respected young man and the sky was the limit with his future.”
Blackman and accused of shooting Winters and have both been charged with capital murder.
According to San Marcos police the case is still under investigation ; off particular interest to them is the surveillance footage around building four of the apartment complex. Individuals with pertinent information are asked to call them at (512) 753-2317.