Jones lives on Summit Lake. Police say the bullet most likely traveled “1,000 feet” before going through a window and hitting Jones in the head. They believe the bullet came from a public housing project run by the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. Bullet shell casings were found on a dock at the housing project. The actual distance, according to Google maps, is 748 feet.
The 2015 New York Times census map shows that while Jones lived in a mostly White neighborhood, the area on the other side of the lake is majority Black.
Akron police are offering a $5k reward for information on the killer.
On July 3rd, police released details about the death of Jayland Walker. He was a Black male who died after initiating a gun battle with police. This was followed by days of rioting. Akron city officials canceled July 4th celebrations and instituted a curfew. At least forty people have been arrested.
Jones is a tiny blip in the local news, while the national media continues to agitate on behalf of Walker.