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

By | August 6, 2023



Detectives are investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy in St. Paul, Minnesota, who was fatally shot on Saturday morning. The boy, identified as Markee Jones, allegedly found a loaded firearm and accidentally shot himself. The national chairman of the Lion of Judah Armed Forces and leader of the New Black Panther Nation Minnesota has called on the owner of the firearm to turn themselves in. Family and friends described Markee as a sweet and loving boy, and his death has left the community devastated. West Central Tribune reported

Investigators are currently looking into the tragic shooting of a 12-year-old boy that occurred in St. Paul on Saturday morning. According to family, friends, and community members at the scene, they believe the victim, identified as Markee Jones, accidentally shot himself after coming across a loaded firearm. Nasip Nasir X, the 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, either by reporting to the police or the Black Panthers. He emphasized that the firearm did not belong to Markee and expressed the view that the owner’s negligence led to this tragedy. Nasir X urged anyone with information to speak up, stating that the family cannot get their child back and that justice and peace are needed.

Marilyn Hill, the boy’s great aunt, described the house where the incident took place as a “safe house” and denied the presence of any firearms, emphasizing that their family adheres to a religious belief system. She considered the incident to possibly be an accident but stressed the family’s desire for justice. Caniya Fryer, a close friend of the family, described Markee as a sweet and loving child, still very young, and expressed the pain and difficulty of dealing with such a tragic situation.

Authorities were notified of the shooting at around 5 a.m. and found the 12-year-old boy with a gunshot wound upon arrival. He was then transported to Regions Hospital by St. Paul fire medics but sadly succumbed to his injuries. No further details were available at the time of reporting.

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