Family of murdered Jacksonville teen Jocori Jones turning to streets for answers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A family is searching for answers after a 17-year-old JoCori Jones was gunned down near Kooker Park on Halloween.

“They really took a great person like I think the kids need to start thinking twice about this. Because one day it’ll be your mama, one day it’ll be all your stuff laid out like this… and this is all that’ll be left,” Courtney Jones said.

Jones held back her tears while looking at trophies and photos of her son.

“Parents are not supposed to bury their children, it’s just not right at all,” Jones said.

Police said her son was killed in a drive-by shooting on East 19th Street near Kooker Park on Halloween.

Investigators believe JoCori and a teenage girl were walking with a group of people on the street when a silver sedan drove up and opened fire, killing JoCori.

“I think that was the hardest thing for me to have to pick out a casket for my child and not a car or clothes for prom, not a scholarship, nothing, I had to pick out a casket for my child,”

More than a month after his death Jone’s family is still grieving because the person responsible hasn’t been brought to justice.

This mother is hoping and praying if anyone knows something, they’ll come forward.

“I miss him so much. The eastside owes me something,” Jones said.

M.A.D D.A.D.S will be having a walk for 17-year-old Jacori Jones on Saturday at 11:00 a.m

They’ll be canvassing the neighborhood with family members and friends trying and get answers in the teen’s murder.

Those who wish to walk with the family are asked to gather at 10:45 a.m. at 1400 East 20th Street.  

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office or  First Coast Crime Stoppers.

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