The brother of professional boxer Isiah Jones was reportedly arrested and charged with killing the 28-year-old on Monday night.
Citing a press release from the Wayne County Attorney’s Office, the Detroit News said 30-year-old Timothy Lyman got into an argument with his brother Jones and allegedly fired a shotgun at him.
Detroit police were reportedly called to a home around 6:20 p.m. Monday to report a shooting and found Jones unresponsive upon arrival with a gunshot wound to the face.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the press release. Lyman was arrested on Wednesday and is now charged with second-degree murder and a weapons crime.
Lyman allegedly fled the scene after shooting his brother.
“As soon as I got the call, I dropped the phone and burst into tears, and I couldn’t believe it at first,” his trainer Roshawn Jones, who is not related to Isiah Jones, told CBS Detroit.
“Sometimes we can’t explain these things. It was just a tragic, tragic event.
Jones leaves behind two children. “He had two kids, a boy and a girl, and he had to support them in any way he could by being off the road,” Jones said. “So he chose boxing to take care of his family.”
He had a reported amateur record of 52-2, won the 2016 National Golden Gloves, and turned pro later that same year.
According to the ring, he won his first bouts under Roshawn Jones but lost seven of the next eight after leaving camp.
Isiah Jones scored an upset over Donte Stubbs who went undefeated into the 2020 fight. His last fight was a loss to Andrew Murphy in July.
He has the distinction of boxing in “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in Top Rank’s effort to create fight cards during the pandemic outbreak.
Jones struggled three times in the bladder.
He also lost to rising welterweight Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams in 2019 on Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith’s undercard.