A Weimar High School football player is in Fayette County Jail, charged with first-degree murder.

JaKyle Harris

JaKyle Harris

18-year old JaKyle Harris is accused of killing a 19-year old New Ulm man during an altercation early Sunday Morning at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

According to authorities, Harris and Dustin Donovan Smith were both at a Halloween party at the LaGrange VFW Hall.

Few details have been released, but according to KHOU-TV, Houston, Smith suffered a shotgun wound to the back and later died at St. Mark’s Medical Center in LaGrange.

Authorities say JaKyle Harris is also charged with wounding a man identified at Quinton Harris of Sealy.  Quinton Harris was shot in the arm during the same incident.

JaKyle Harris was arrested Sunday morning at his home in Weimar. 

Harris’ bond is set at $750,000.


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