Sophia robbery victim clinging to life

Sophia robbery victim Jerry Jones who was shot to his neck during a robbery on Sunday night was yesterday hooked up to a life support machine as his family remained hopeful that he will recover fully from the ordeal.

The 20-year-old man’s father told Stabroek News last evening that his son’s condition was worrisome and the doctors indicated that his son had a slim chance of survival. “The doctor said he is critical but stable and my wife praying because she is a strong Christian and we know God will see our son through,” Rudel Jones said.

He said that a .32 mm warhead was removed from his son’s neck on Sunday night, while the surgery performed on him was also aimed at stemming internal bleeding. The man called on the police to investigate the incident “properly because a lot of crimes happening and they ain’t getting solve”.

Jerry Jones

Jones’s mother told this newspaper on Sunday night that her son and his friend were at home on Sunday around 8 pm when the two men visited the home and called out for her younger son.

She said Jerry went to the window and told the men that his brother was in the interior. She said that shortly after Jerry went into the yard to talk to the men and she recalled the two men attempting to make calls from their phones to someone whom they said owned a mining operation.

Minutes later, she said, she heard a gunshot and her son screamed for help. She said her son ran to the side of their home clutching his neck as blood splattered the area. The woman said too that the two men relieved Jerry of a gold chain he was wearing at the time and disappeared into the dark streets in the area.

After experiencing difficulties accessing transportation, the young man was rushed to the public hospital where he immediately was prepared for surgery.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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