Family Wants Justice in Case Similar to Trayvon Martin

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CITY, Mo. -- A metro family says what happened to Trayvon Martin in Florida has an eery similarity to what happened to their loved one. Family and friends plan to rally every Saturday until they get justice.

Family and friends are remembering 21-year-old Frederick Charles Jones, Jr. He was shot and killed at a gas station on Bannister Road. That's where Saturday's rally was.

"I just miss my baby," said Vanessa Boykin, the victim's mom. "I miss him every day."

Jones got into a fight with the clerk, Akbar Rana in October, 2010. According to documents Rana shot him. Rana remained a free man for nearly two months after the incident. When the Jackson County prosecutor charged Rana with voluntary manslaughter, Rana had already fled the country. The Trayvon Martin case continues to captivate the country and shares similarities with Jones' case.

"What happened to this kid happened here and we need to really talk about what's going on in Kansas City," said Pat Clarke with People's Action Committee.

The People's Action Committee consists of 20 people. The group along with Jones' family and friends gathered to protest buying gas or shopping at the gas station where Jones' was killed. They're demanding the gas station owners close the doors and to any other businesses they own.

"We just want to bring some closure to the family,"Clarke said.

They're starting with Jones' case. The group plans to meet at the gas station on Bannister at 3 p.m. every Saturday.

A gas station employee told FOX 4 they can not comment without talking to the owner first.

 

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