Detroit mother seeks answers about son’s fatal shooting

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit — The mother of a 19-year-old gunned down at a bus stop on his way to work said Sunday the shooting remains under investigation and no arrests have been made in the case.

Patrick Jones Jr. was killed around 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the 9200 block of Patton Street near Tireman and the Southfield Freeway on the city’s west side as he walked to a bus stop to catch a ride to his job in Redford Township.

As a vehicle with four men inside stopped, two men got out and fired several shots, killing Jones. Police are looking for four suspects.

Jones’ family said he had been shot a few years ago while talking on the phone outside the family’s home. His sister Chania Ventura said Jones was a “good kid” who would get up before dawn to get to his job at an employment agency.

Jones’ mother, Chrease Chisolm, set up a GoFundMe page in his name to help pay for funeral expenses.

Chisolm pleaded with anyone who has information about the shooting to come forward.

“Follow your heart,” Chisolm said on Sunday. “If it was your loved one, what would you do?”

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) SPEAK UP or the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-2200.

The funeral for Jones will be 11 a.m. March 28 at Solomon Cathedral in Detroit. A family hour will be at 10 a.m. Visitation for Jones will be 4-7 p.m. at O.H. Pye Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Road.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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