Police have identified the man accused of shooting former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones Friday (April 11) night in Sulphur.

According to a statement from Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats, 36-year-old Brandon Winey, former LSU offensive lineman and sixth-round pick in the 2001 NFL draft, was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder.

Jones was taken to West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur early Saturday. He was later transferred to the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, where he underwent surgery. He is listed in serious condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

"We are aware of (the shooting) and obviously we're praying hard for him and hoping he pulls through," LSU football spokesman Michael Bonnette told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. He declined to comment on Winey's involvement in the shooting.

Police said they received a call around 11:42 p.m. Friday that someone had been shot.

According to a Sulphur police statement, Jones had arrived unannounced at an apartment in the 1800 block of Beglis Parkway in Sulfur to visit a female friend. When Winey arrived shortly thereafter, a physical altercation began between Winey and Jones.

"Winey produced a handgun and shot Jones in the abdomen," police said.

Winey fled the scene after the shooting. The female friend took Jones to the hospital.

Lake Charles police found Winey at his residence in Lake Charles and arrested him without incident. According to Coats, Winey was booked into the Sulphur City Jail and charged with one count of attempted second degree murder. His bond was set at $1 million by District Judge David Ritchie.

The investigation is still ongoing, Coats said.