LA Fitness murder suspect arrested

LA Fitness murder suspect arrested

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police said 21-year-old Ronald Jones was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Jones is suspected of killing 18-year-old Vicdarrius Pollard inside LA Fitness, 7630 Polo Grounds Boulevard, last week.

According to police, the two men got into a verbal argument when Jones left the gym, returned with a handgun and shot and killed Pollard.

WMC Action News 5 took a look into Jones' past and found a lengthy criminal history. There are eight criminal charges just in Shelby County within the last couple of years.

Many of the charges stem from drug sale-related crimes along with one gun charge.

We also found a Facebook page that appears to belong to Jones and a music video featuring Jones rapping about drugs and guns.

For the family of Vicdarrius Pollard, knowing Jones is behind bars comes as a relief.

When we reached out to the Pollard family to tell them about the arrest, Pollard's aunt responded through text message.

"Thank you Jesus," she said via text.

Jones is set to make his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.

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