WEST MONROE, La. -- One former Louisiana Tech football
player was arrested and a second was sought on a second-degree
murder count following an early morning shooting at a diner that
left one man dead on Sunday.
A Ouachita Sheriff's spokesman said the shooting stemmed from an
altercation -- involving former Tech players Johnny Jackson and
Myron Hawthorne -- in a night club. Hawthorne, a tight end from
Dallas, and Jackson, an outside linebacker from Aliceville, Ala.,
both were on the Bulldogs' 2004 roster.
The fight escalated when Jackson and Hawthorne were followed
into a diner by Kevin Honeycutt and Arrigo Adams, deputies said.
Honeycutt hit Hawthorne in the head with a large pipe, and
Hawthorne responded by pulling a gun and attempting to fire, but
the pistol jammed, authorities said.
Adams was trying to leave the restaurant when Jackson allegedly
pulled a gun and opened fire, striking Adams once in the chest,
Adams died at St. Francis Hospital later Sunday.
Deputies booked Hawthorne, 22, on charges of attempted
second-degree murder and illegally carrying a weapon, while
Honeycutt was booked with one count of aggravated battery.
Jackson, 22, was wanted on one count of second-degree murder but
authorities could not immediately track him down.