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Tahj Jones shot by another former LSU player

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SULPHUR, La. (AP) -- Former Louisiana State University linebacker Tahj Jones was injured after being shot by another former LSU football player, police said Saturday.

Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said Jones, a Sulphur resident, was shot Friday night at an apartment complex by Brandon Winey, a former offensive tackle for LSU.

Jones, 24, went to the apartment complex to visit a woman and Winey arrived shortly after to visit the same woman. A fight ensued, and Winey pulled out a handgun and shot Jones in the abdomen, Coats said.

The woman drove Jones to a hospital in Sulphur. He was transferred to Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria for surgery Saturday morning. Hospital spokeswoman Charla Ducote said Jones was in serious condition following surgery.

Winey fled in his vehicle and was later arrested at his house in Lake Charles, Coats said. Winey, 36, was charged with attempted second-degree murder and remained jailed Saturday in Sulphur on $1 million bond, according to the Sulphur police department. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says the university is aware of and monitoring the situation.

Jones, whose college career ended after last season, had taken part in LSU's pro day last Wednesday. A versatile linebacker who also played on special teams, Jones started three games and played in eight for LSU in 2013, but played only one game in 2012 because of academic problems.

He was a backup in 2011 and 2010, coming to LSU after twice being named to the 5A all-state first team at Sulphur High School.

Winey played at LSU from 1997 to 2000 and was drafted in the sixth round in 2001 by the NFL's Miami Dolphins, spending that season with the Denver Broncos. Winey played in 2003 for the Washington Redskins and 2004 for the New York Giants.

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