Police release LSU fight incident report

Published: Aug. 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2011 at 9:48 AM CDT
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Jordan Jefferson
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Andrew Lowery
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Andrew Lowery after fight
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Josh Johns
Josh Johns

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A woman who claims to have witnessed the fight near LSU last Friday told police she saw quarterback Jordan Jefferson kick a man in his face during the fight, according to an initial police report released Thursday.

The report by the Baton Rouge Police Department says police responded to a 911 call about a fight in progress outside Shady's Bar on E. Boyd Drive.  In the report, the responding officer says no one was fighting when he arrived, but there was a crowd of people standing outside the bar.

According to the report, the officer came into contact with a man named Andrew Lowery.  Lowery is enlisted in the Marine Reserves but was not in uniform on the night of the incident.

In the report, Lowery told the officer that while "standing outside the bar, he observed several suspects that he believed were LSU football players (approximately 10-15 people) pull an unknown W/M out of a black Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck." Lowery told police the group attacked the unknown man. The report states Lowery intervened, and managed to pull the man back into the truck. Lowery told police the group then attacked him and that he was "punched and kicked several times by the crowd." In the report, the officer says Lowery's face was swollen and bruised, and that he had blood on his shirt. According to the report, "Lowery states that he believes that Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns, both LSU football players, were two of the individuals who attacked him."

A female at the scene told the responding officer she witnessed the altercation. WAFB 9NEWS has decided, at this time, not to reveal the name of the female.

In the report, the female witness says the incident began when the unknown male's pick-up was blocked by another vehicle. According to the report, the female saw a group pull the male out of the truck. She told police after Lowery managed to rescue him, he was attacked by the suspects. According to the report, the female told police that "she believes that all were LSU football players because some she recognized as being on the team. The others were wearing official LSU football shirts." The female witness told police she "knows for certain that she observed Jordan Jefferson kick Lowery in the face." She also told police she "observed Josh Johns as being one of the people who attacked Lowery." She indicated to police that while she didn't know all their names, she could identify the others though pictures if needed.

The female also told police she heard the unknown male tell the crowd he had a gun in the pick-up truck. She says she never saw a gun.

The police report says another officer was called to Earl K. Long hospital several hours after the initial call about the fight. Three males told the officer they had been attacked by a group of males, but were unable to give any identifying information about their attackers. The officer concluded that the three had left the scene outside Shady's in the black Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck.

Click here to view the report

*Note: It has been redacted.

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