A boxer from Detroit, Isiah Jones was shot and killed by his brother on Monday during a fight, according to his trainer Roshawn Jones, who spoke to the media at Detroit .
The 28-year-old boxer’s trainer claimed that he was informed of the tragic event one hour after it occurred.
Roshawn Jones admitted, “I instantaneously broke out in tears and was hurt.” “It’s tragic that it happened that way.”
Police in Detroit have confirmed the gunshot event.
And while claiming that a family member shot and killed an adult male, they withheld the victim’s identify.
However, neighbors also gave the news organization confirmation that the victim was Isiah Jones and that his brother had shot him as a result of a conflict.
“I was trying to get him for the last 30 days to come down (to Toledo, Ohio) to the gym and start training at the gym, so he could isolate himself from his friends and that type of negative energy that was in Detroit at the time,” Roshawn Jones said.
“People aren’t perfect in life, but when they are fighting demons, sometimes the demons take over. Whether it’s their friends they’re involved with, family they’re involved with, they just can’t overcome those obstacles.”
Following the shooting, police said the suspect fled the area. The fatal incident is also under investigation.
“He set the tone for everybody. He was the hardest working person in the gym and he’s just a great overall guy,” the deceased boxer’s trainer said. “He was a great guy, great family man, loved his kids and he did the best he could to provide for his children.”
Jones won the National Golden Gloves in 2016, TMZ reported. He also turned professional that same year. His professional record stood at 9-7 while his amateur record was 52-2.