Spotlight Pulse Plus 240628 Jones Funeral, Briefs

Funeral services Friday and Saturday for Christopher Jones, the second victim of gun violence in the West Grove since February.

by Mike Clary

Coconut Grove resident Christopher Jones, 57, the latest victim of West Grove gun violence.

A few days before her brother’s funeral service – scheduled for this weekend – Sherketa Fance posted on her Facebook page a haunting question that may never be answered: “Albert why.”

The name Albert is an apparent reference to Albert Antown Sistrunk, 38, who is now jailed and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Christopher Jones. A lifelong resident of Coconut Grove, Jones was shot and killed in the early hours of June 19 at the corner of Douglas Road and Oak Avenue. He was 57.

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