Candlelight vigil held for teen found shot to death in Madison

Vigil, Teen found in Madison, Kenneth Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A candlelight vigil was held for the 15-year-old who was shot to death Thursday.

Family and friends gathered at Madison Little League Park at 7:30 p.m. to remember Kenneth “Kass” Jones, a freshman at Hunters Lane High School.

Vigil, Teen found in Madison, Kenneth Jones
Kenneth “Kass” Jones

Kenneth’s uncle David Hylick said seeing the number of people who came out to support Kenneth’s family made him feel good.

“It’s painful. It’s hurtful. Just glad we have a precinct out there that’s willing to go out an search for these kids for us while we sit at home and grieve over it,” Hylick told News 2.

Detective Chris Cote, who was at the vigil Sunday, said Kenneth was the third juvenile killed in the last couple weeks throughout Metro Nashville.

“These kids nowadays, it’s hard to say about ‘em. They need to get it together because we can’t keep going through this,” said Hylick.

Davone Starks, 17, is a suspect in the case. He was arrested and charged with criminal homicide on Saturday.

Kenneth was described by his principal Susan Kessler as “an articulate young man with a bright smile.”

 

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