Submitted. Six years ago Timothy Vernon Jones was shot to death outside of his home. On May 10th Timothy would have been 35 years old.
Timothy’s family is left dealing with this tragedy and on special days, such as a birthday, it reminds families of the tremendous and senseless loss that homicide brings.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team remains the investigating department on this homicide and would like to ask the public who may have knowledge of this killing to come forward.
“Homicide investigations are not a race to the finish line. In several of the cases we investigate we will see charges and convictions occur many years after the homicide,” says Sgt. Jennifer Pound. “What we need is that one bit of information that leads us to the person(s) responsible.”
Details surrounding a homicide are not easily forgotten. Somebody has the information investigators require to move forward and we want to speak to those individuals.
On February 25, 2007 just before 3:00 pm the Mission RCMP were called to shots fired in the 7400 block of Murray Street.
Upon attendance Timothy Jones was lying on the ground. All attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Information received at the time suggested that Timothy came out of his residence to help two young females. He was reported to be looking under the hood of their blue Honda Civic. The girls departed the scene in their vehicle and seconds later a dark colored, newer SUV pulled up just South of Timothy’s residence. The vehicle backed up and Timothy walked towards it stopping at the passenger side window to talk with the occupants. He was immediately shot in the head by an occupant in the vehicle.
At the time of this shooting Timothy was living next door to known gang associate, Duane Meyer. It is believed that the intended target was Mr. Meyer and that Timothy’s murder was as a result of mistaken identity. He was an innocent victim, with no criminal record or associations to gangs.
IHIT is asking anyone with information to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477