Clowney's father denied bond on attempted murder charges

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Posted: Aug 05, 2015 4:19 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been denied bond after being charged with two counts of attempted murder in a shooting at a Rock Hill bar.

A lawyer asked for bond because Clowney's father, David Morgan, was hurt in the shooting Tuesday. Local media reported that police opposed the request because of the seriousness of the charges.

Rock Hill Police Capt. Mark Bollinger says the department added charges based on continued investigation. Morgan was also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, possession of a firearm by someone convicted of a violent crime and carrying a pistol unlawfully, according to arrest warrants.

Houston coach Bill O'Brien would not comment on the arrest. He did say that the Texans were supportive of all their players.

"We want our players to have success," he said after practice in Houston. "We want them to go into each and every day knowing they have our support. I believe our players know that."

A police report from the Rock Hill Police Department says the 45-year-old Morgan was removed from the bar for sitting on a stage. Police say he was seen later at the back of the property before firing several rounds at Braxton Homesley, described in the police report as the victim. Police say Homesley returned fire.

Officers picked up Morgan at Piedmont Medical Center. He was being treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.