Family of slain deacon still looking for answers one year later

by: Tony Atkins Updated:


MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Saturday morning, relatives and friends of Andre’ Jones gathered outside the house where he was killed, nearly one year later.

The family went around the neighborhood to raise awareness about a case they’ve been trying to get to the bottom of for months.


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“I want closure. My family wants closure,” said Virgie Nelson, Jones’ mother.

 Jones was shot and killed outside his home last June.

”We still work on it on a regular basis,” said Sgt. Calvin Grantham of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. “We’ve had very few leads, and we believe because people have been afraid to talk.”

The 46-year-old was a deacon at the Dwelling Place Christian church and was engaged to be married.

If you have any information about the shooting, you are asked to contact police.