Community holds vigil for 21-year-old Jacksonville man killed in Moncrief Area

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Family and friends on Friday afternoon held a candlelight vigil for Kevon Follow, a 21-year-old man who was found shot to death on West 31st Street Monday morning in the Moncrief area.


Action News Jax had the opportunity to speak with his mother who says she is in pain right now and wouldn’t wish this hurt on anybody

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“Only thing I want is for this violence to stop,” says Penny Jones.

According to JSO, someone found Follow dead, laying in someone’s front yard while they were going to work.

Today, community members and family came out to pay their respects to the young man. His mother says she wants justice for her son.

“That was my baby, my last baby here and my first child gone. So that’s a hurting feeling. I just want him back and I can’t have him back,” says Jones.

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Jones says when she got a call that her son was dead she couldn’t believe it.

“I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to live after this, but I know I have to put all my trust in God,” says Jones.

Jones says Follow had siblings, friends, and also family members who loved him.

She adds although he wasn’t perfect, he didn’t deserve to die.

My son just turned 21, on October 4th. They didn’t even give my baby a week to bring in the new year,” says Jones.

Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman was also at the vigil. She says the violence in Jacksonville needs to stop.

“We are sick and tired of being sick and tired of gun violence, just taking over our community. Together we are standing together as community members to say enough is enough,” says Pittman.

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JSO is asking that if anyone knows information about this shooting to give them a call at 904-630-0500 or to email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.