Another arrested in diner shooting

Updated: April 4, 2005, 12:55 PM ET
Associated Press

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, authorities said.

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.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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