Kendall K. Jones Death – Obituary – A man who is dead from multiple gunshot wounds on Saturday in east Urbana has been identified by authorities.
Duane Northrup, a Champaign County Coroner reported that Kendall K. Jones,33, was pronounced dead around 5:29 a.m. after rushing him to the hospital.
Cause of Death
Kendall was reportedly shot multiple times in the chest and legs on the sidewalk in the area of the 1400 block of Ivanhoe Way after hearing gunshots at 4:41 a.m. Saturday.
After the arrival of the police, he was immediately rushed to Carle Foundation Hospital, where he later succumbed to his wounds.
Police said, “this homicide stemmed from a fight between a group of people who were familiar with each other.”
Meanwhile, Jones had an awaiting trial after he was been charged related to an April drunken-driving crash that killed Cong Nguyen, a 47-year-old Champaign wife, and mother.
In July, Mr. Jones was charged in a separate new case with the attempted murder of a former girlfriend.
Julia Rietz Champaign County State’s Attorney said the case is still under investigation, But it is completely unrelated to the DUI fatality.
During court hearings in both prior cases, Jones was in a wheelchair with his right arm in a sling and a patch over his right eye. Rietz’s office had pushed for him to be detained, but he was released after posting bond, in an apparent nod to his visible injuries.