James Jones, a twenty-one year old man from Chicago died saving his mother. A man started shooting at Jones just as his mother walked out the door of their home and James threw his body over hers; protecting her from the bullets. Alicia Jones was wounded but survived after undergoing surgery at the Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Keith Mann has learned that Jones and his mother were on the front porch of their home as a man walked out and started shooting at them. Jones had just gotten home from buying cigarettes where it was said someone had “said something to him” that he just ignored him. Someone was waiting for him in a van when he reached his home and again “said something to him” which was again ignored. As Jones walked away and was going to enter the house, his mother was coming out and that is when the shooting started.
Alicia Jones had not realized her son died as she asked relatives to get her son off her and still had not realized it when she came out of surgery. This is her third child to die from gang related violence. In 2006 she lost her daughter during a robbery at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and in 1994 her four year old son died when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into house he was in.
There has been no arrest made in connection of this shooting.