Texas State football player killed in San Marcos shooting, botched drug deal, officials say

Khambrail Winters, 20, was fatally shot outside an apartment complex

Enalisa Briana Blackman and Michael Tyreek Ifeanacho, both 20, have been charged with capital murder in the death of Khambrail Winters, according to the City of San Marcos. Image: City of San Marcos (KSAT)

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Two people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Texas State University football player during an apparent botched drug deal in San Marcos.

Enalisa Briana Blackman and Michael Tyreek Ifeanacho, both 20, have been charged with capital murder in the death of Khambrail Winters on Tuesday night at The Lodge Apartments, located in the 1900 block of Aquarena Springs Drive, according to the City of San Marcos.

City officials said officers arrived at the scene to find Winters with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives interviewed witnesses and discovered that the three had planned to buy drugs, officials said.

Blackman set up the drug deal at the apartment complex to meet two people “to purchase a couple ounces of marijuana,” investigators said.

Details surrounding the shooting are unclear, but officials said at one point Winters was shot.

According to the Texas State athletics department’s website, Winters was a sophomore defensive back on the team.

Coach Jake Spavital on Tuesday released a statement, saying the team is “deeply saddened.”

“I met with players this morning to share the news about Khambrail,” he said. “We will stand together as a team and support one another during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and condolences are with Khabrail’s family and loved ones.”

Winters is originally from Houston, where he attended Alief Taylor High School. He was given an honorable mention in the Sun Belt Conference in 2019. The website states he played 11 games in 2019.

Blackman and Ifeanacho are being held at the Hays County Jail.

City officials said anyone with information about the whereabouts or identity of the two other people involved in the shooting is asked to contact San Marcos police. Police are asking for any surveillance footage that may have captured the shooting.

Winter’s death marks the third homicide in San Marcos this year.

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