Thursday, September 3, 2020

New leads sought in 2019 fatal shooting

Anthony “Nick” Jones 
The cash reward for information into the death of Anthony “Nick” Jones last year has been increased to $2,500.
A new billboard in the city of Inkster announces the reward amount offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the Aug. 31, 2019 death of Mr. Jones, 54.
According to witness accounts and police reports, Mr. Jones was on his way to a high school reunion to shoot video of the event when he was involved in a verbal altercation with another driver on Lehigh Street, near John Daly in Inkster. That driver reportedly shot Mr. Jones in the head and left him to die, police said. 

Mr. Jones was well known throughout the community for his videographic work, taping all types of social and athletic events. He taped weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, dinners, class reunions, graduations, showers, football, and basketball games. He also commentated the basketball and football games with Charles “Chop” Gregory and worked with Freddie Smiley at the Legends of Inkster Basketball Camps and annual holiday giveaway.
His family said he was kind soul who would share his love of Jesus with anyone he met, which is why they said that his killing made no sense to them.
Mr.  Jones attended the Westwood Public School District and graduated from Robichaud High School in 1983. He attended Alabama A & M where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated “Dream Team 1986” line.  He was retired from Chrysler Corp.
During the original investigation, police described the suspect as a Black man about 5-feet, 8-inches tall weighing about 150 pounds with a discolored pink and purple lower lip. Police arrested a 29-year-old man from Detroit as the original suspect in the killing, but he was subsequently freed.
Any information regarding the incident should be referred to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Callers can remain anonymous.