Texas State DB Khambrail Winters Shot To Death During Drug Deal Gone Bad

A former Houston-area high school athlete was shot to death in San Marcos, where he was attending school and played football at Texas State University.

Police officers responded to calls of shots fired at the Lodge Apartments in San Marcos on Tuesday and officers found the Texas State defensive back with a gunshot wound to the chest. Witnesses described the scene as a drug deal gone wrong, according to a statement from the San Marcos Police Department and city officials.

Life saving efforts were tried but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.


“Witnesses told police that Winters, Enalisa Blackman and Michael Ifeanacho went to the apartment building with the intention of buying marijuana, the police statement said. Winters was shot 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. Investigators are looking at surveillance video in the area but cameras at the apartment building were not working, the statement said.”

Texas State football coach Jake Spavital released the following statement:

“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.”

During the 2019 season, he played in every games and finished with 52 tackles and four pass breakups.