The Metropolitan Police Department identified Timon M. Jones, 23, as the victim of a fatal shooting Jan. 20 in Southeast, D.C.
According to reports, the police received a call for a man down in the Sixth District area. Jones was lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds when officers arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones’ death is the fourth homicide to happen in D.C. in 2016.The police investigation is ongoing and no motive for the shooting has been determined. Additional details have not been released.
So far this year there have been six homicides in the District as of Jan. 26, a 25 percent decrease from the same time a year ago. However, violent crime, including sexual assaults, assaults with dangerous weapons and robberies are up 15 percent as of Jan. 26.
Even though there is a decrease in homicides, residents are still fed up with the killings. “I think it is nonsense that people are out here losing their lives over nothing,” James Alston, 25, told the AFRO Jan. 24.
Alston grew up in Southeast and said he is tired of small altercations resulting in murder. “Young people would rather shoot it out, instead of talking it out,” he said.