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Father and local boxer shot and killed in Forest Park

Police found the man dead inside his car
Mikail Jones
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Posted at 6:58 AM, May 07, 2022

FOREST PARK, Ohio — A man was found shot and killed inside his car overnight at a gas station in Forest Park, according to police.

Forest Park police officers responded to a call of a man shot around 2:25 a.m. Saturday at the Speedway on 625 Northland Blvd. When officers arrived, Forest Park police said they found 27-year-old Mikail Jones dead inside of his car in Speedway's parking lot.

Saturday evening loved ones gathered at Winton Woods High School for a vigil in honor of Jones.

They shared memories, prayed and released balloons in his honor. They tell WCPO he was a loving father, brother, son and friend.

Jones was a boxer, who had dreams of propelling his career.

He was also a father to a 9-year-old girl.

Several people called 911 after the shooting. According to the calls, someone shot Jones while he was in the car and ran away. A witness says the suspect ran away near the nearby fire station.

Police have not said if they have a suspect in the case. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Forest Park Police Department at 513-595-5220.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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