Ketie Memory Jones’ walk home alone ended in a tragic death, but not a tragic ending. Remembrance prompted those left behind to live fully, see good in the world, and financially help UNC-Charlotte students with passion for the arts.
He was an honor student at West Charlotte, a football player, a shoe salesman, and a role model. In 2007, he was dancing at a birthday party when someone fired a deadly shot into the room. How does nobody know who did it?
Nationwide, death by handgun is becoming epidemic, and every year about one thousand people in the state die from gunshot wounds. Tragically, over eighty percent of those murdered are killed by people they know.