Memphis family rocked by crime rallies for change - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Blair Simmons

Memphis family rocked by crime rallies for change

A Memphis family rocked by the murder of a loved one organized a march to take back thier neighborhoods.

For the one year anniversary of Quincy Jones' death, his brother organized a prayer vigil.

Romalice Jones' brother, Quincy, was the 141st homicide in Memphis last year. He was gunned down just a block away from where friends and family marched in remembrance of him Friday afternoon.

More than 100 people marched from South Side Park to the spot where Quincy Jones was killed exactly a year ago Friday.

His brother, Romalice, spoke to the crowd with a clear message to put an end to crime in Memphis.

He wants to get guns off of the street, and end senseless killings like the one that took his brothers' life.

"Crime is not just in areas like this, it's even in areas we least expect. Somebody have to take a stand against it. And my family and I just decided we are going to do that 'till we get some results," said Jones.

Jones said Friday's march was just one step in the right direction towards taking back his neighborhood.


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