Lewis’ brother shot and killed

Mississippi State senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis' brother, Tyriunce, was shot and killed on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis’ brother, Tyriunce, was shot and killed on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Instead of celebrating his team’s 49-0 win over Southern Miss, one Mississippi State player is in mourning.

According to WJTV in Jackson, Tyriunce Lewis, the brother of Bulldogs senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis, was shot and killed in Tylertown Sunday morning.

Walthall County Sherriff Duane Dillon told WJTV that Tyriunce Lewis and Kendall Magee got into a disagreement and that Magee shot Lewis once in the head at Oakhurt Apartments.

Lewis was airlifted to Forrest General Hospital and pronounced dead later Sunday afternoon.

Magee is in custody pending his initial court date.

Jameon Lewis is the leading returning wide receiver in the Southeastern Conference. In the opener, he had three catches for 25 yards and returned a pair of punts for five yards.

Jameon Lewis posted this message on his Instagram account Sunday night.

It’s crazy how life works at time… Just saw my lil brother last night, he came to my game to support me!!! Who knew that was gonna be my last time seeing my blood brother!!! Life is unpredictable #RipToot I love ya lil bra!!! I promise ya, your lil ones would be in good hands & have a bright future!!! #FlyHighBra #MuchLoveTubby

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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