Thursday, September 7, 2023

Family seeking answers in shooting death

Anthony "Nick" Jones
Survivors were overcome with emotion last week during a press conference seeking clues to the death of Anthony “Nick” Jones who was killed 4 years ago in Inkster.  

Jones, a 54-year-old photographer, cameraman and house-flipper, was fatally shot Aug. 31, 2019 as he was reportedly driving through the area looking for a house to buy near Lehigh Street in the city.  According to police reports, Jones might have had a verbal confrontation with his assailant who reportedly was driving a red vehicle. That information has not been validated. Police have no new clues or information in the killing.

Jones' uncle, Larry Spencer, said that the family has had no information about the investigation and said his family is “hurting now more than ever before.” The family believes the shooter confronted Jones, shot him and then fled the scene in a red vehicle.

The press conference, in the hope of prompting some clues or information regarding the incident, took place at the site of the shooting. Michigan State Police said there is no new information about the shooting which took place at about 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.31, 2019. 

Jones' family released balloons at the end of the press conference in his memory. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the incident. All tips to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous. To submit information, call 1-800-Speak Up.