“12-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot in St. Paul Identified as Markee Jones”

By | August 5, 2023

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A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot in St. Paul, and detectives are investigating the incident. Family and community members believe the boy accidentally shot himself after finding a loaded firearm. The national chairman of the Lion of Judah Armed Forces and leader of the New Black Panther Nation Minnesota called for the owner of the firearm to turn themselves in. The family is seeking justice and peace. Alexandria Echo Press reported

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Police say a 12-year-old was shot and killed in St. Paul early Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023. Family members have identified the victim as Markee Jones.
Courtesy of the family via St. Paul Pioneer Press

Authorities in St. Paul are currently investigating the tragic incident that led to the death of a 12-year-old boy on Saturday morning. According to family, friends, and community members present at the scene, the boy, identified as Markee Jones, is believed to have found a loaded firearm and accidentally shot himself. Nasip Nasir X, national chairman of the Lion of Judah Armed Forces and leader of the New Black Panther Nation Minnesota, made a plea for the owner of the firearm to come forward and take responsibility for their negligence. Nasir X stressed that the firearm did not belong to Markee and urged anyone with information to step forward and help the family find justice and peace.

Marilyn Hill, the boy’s great aunt, described the house where the incident occurred as a “safe house” and emphasized that firearms were not typically present. She expressed her niece’s desire for justice and accountability. Caniya Fryer, a family friend, described Markee as a sweet and loving boy, still a child, and lamented the tragic and painful situation that no family should have to endure. The incident took place at around 5 a.m., prompting a call to the police about a juvenile male who had been shot. The 12-year-old boy was rushed to Regions Hospital by St. Paul fire medics but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

As of Saturday morning, no further details about the incident have been released. This story was written by one of our partner news agencies and is being shared to provide a wider range of news to our readers.

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