April 6, 2005

San Leandro Man Killed Outside Hayward Store

San Leandro resident Kente Jones, 24, was shot and killed outside a store in unincorporated Hayward at approximately 9:30pm on Monday, April 4, 2005. Witnesses reported that Jones was involved in an altercation with two men, during which several gunshots were reported. After the altercation, Jones walked into Quart House Liquors at 22596 Center St. and collapsed.

Jones was driving a 1993 Lexus and robbery is suspected as the motive since he had recently cashed his paycheck and had no money on him after the confrontation.

Jones' older brother, Arthur Wright, was shot and killed in Oakland on January 29, 1994.

Call the police at (510) 667-3622 if you have any information about the suspects, who reportedly fled in a light-colored vehicle.

Update: The Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation put up a $5,000 reward on May 10, 2005, for information that leads to the two suspects in the murder of Kente Jones.

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This is a tragedy that should have never happened. He was a good person and I just hope and pray that the person or people who did this are caught.

Posted by: Tee at May 11, 2005 9:50 AM

i knew kente jones in junior high and high school we were real good friends and i hope that whoever did this to him comes foward so his family can have closure

Posted by: regina edwards at May 12, 2005 9:27 AM

Kente,
there are no words to say exactly how i'm feelin right now i miss u sooo much i've thought about you every day since april 4th. i regreat not meetin up with you that friday before you were taken from us. i want you to know that even though your gone you never ever will be forgotten i meant it every time i told you i loved you and i know you knew i would do anything in this world for you. To all kente's family and friends, Lewis, Dre, Donte, "G" ,jenna yall all keep yall head up and be safe this summer and god will get us through this horrible time.
love always erika miguel

Posted by: erika miguel at June 9, 2005 7:42 AM

Kente was like a big brother to me and I'm sorry the Lord took him but he had better plans for him somewhere else. He will always be remembered...
Keep ya head up, ya family will be there with you soon!!
We Love You Baby Boy!

Posted by: Armand Woodson at June 27, 2005 2:23 AM

From Autumn,Margaret,Cara,Lisa,and family.We really miss you.I THANK GOD every day that i got to know u.YOU were such a funny,wonderful, man .I pray everyday for your family,hoping justice will be served.& u know u gets much love on the new sinaya album.U REPPED FOR ME AND IMA REP YA MEMORY.LOVE ALWAYS.AUTUMN.

Posted by: Autumn Harrison at October 19, 2005 12:16 PM

ILL NEVER FORGET ALL THE MEMORIES FROM THE HILL.

Posted by: Autumn Harrison at October 19, 2005 12:18 PM

Words will never be able to descibe what you meant to me Kente' . You mad ethe biggest influence in my life and all of my memories of high school and beyond hold you in them. We knew eachother so wel, and I cry everyday. I miss you so much it makes my stomach turn. i wish i could have talked with you before this happened, just to tell you that you always have a place in my heart, and that I love you so much. i will never forget you, and some day i will see you again.

Posted by: Brandi at October 28, 2005 8:17 PM

The Rose Beyond The Wall

a rose once grew where all could see, sheltered beside a garden wall and as the days passed swiftly by, it spread its branches straight and tall.....

one day, a beam of light shone through a crevice that had opened wide- the rose bent gently toward its warmth then passed beyond to the other side....

now, you who deeply feel its loss, be comforted-
the rose blooms there-its beauty even graternow, nurtured by God's own loving care.


i love you with all my heart kente. not a day goes by that i dont think of you. you entered my life with such a force and left with one as strong. I will always love you and you will always be my tay tay.

Posted by: maria ontiveros at April 19, 2006 2:26 AM

The Rose Beyond The Wall

a rose once grew where all could see, sheltered beside a garden wall and as the days passed swiftly by, it spread its branches straight and tall.....

one day, a beam of light shone through a crevice that had opened wide- the rose bent gently toward its warmth then passed beyond to the other side....

now, you who deeply feel its loss, be comforted-
the rose blooms there-its beauty even graternow, nurtured by God's own loving care.


i love you with all my heart kente. not a day goes by that i dont think of you. you entered my life with such a force and left with one as strong. I will always love you and you will always be my tay tay.

Posted by: maria ontiveros at April 19, 2006 2:26 AM

MAN, I CAN'T BELEIVE IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT .I'TS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY WHEN I DON'T THINK OF YOU .I PRAY THAT YOUR MOM IS OK AND THAT JUSTICE WILL SOON BE SERVED .I'LL NEVER FORGET THE DAYS OF ME ,YOU, MOD,AND XAVIER FREESTYLIN TILL MIDNIGHT ON THE HILL .THEM CATS THATS ON THE HILL COULD NEVER RUN IT LIKE WE RAN IT !!!!!! 1LUV TE YOUR GIRL AUTUMN AKA LADY A.

Posted by: AUTUMN HARRISON at April 3, 2007 9:51 AM

Kente,
it's been 2long years since god called you home, and in those 2 years not a day has gone by that i havent thought about you and all the times we shared. i miss you so much and i still wish that i can pick up the phone and call you. i still sit and think about all the weekends when you would come out here and we would B-B-Q all those memories will forever be in my mind ! I love You with all my heart and will see you when i get to the other side!

Posted by: erika miguel at August 16, 2007 4:23 AM

Kente was my cusin and i was mad that he dead man it have been 2 year my birthday have not been the same sinse u been gone man! I have been so sade and depressed and naver came out side for a year.

Posted by: Alicia Jackson at November 6, 2007 12:26 PM

Kuzn,
Man! I love u so much..I know u know that. U were and still are my favorite kuzn. I remember on my 14th or 15th birthday..i wasnt doin nothn when u popped up @ da house on a fluke...u convinced my mama to BBQ and it was all because of u that i had fun that day. I remember countless times that u were the life of the party. The night u were taken from us all of that changed. It didnt seem real @ first until i realized that u werent @ any more BBQ's or kick-its....That night before we heard that it was too late..Me n aisha cried n cried and begged God not to take u from us. It hurt so bad when i knew it was too late. U were my SUPERMAN..my protector..I thought nothn could ever harm u but it taught me a lesson. U taught me a lot in life...Whoever knew u could teach me a lesson in death. God works in mysterious ways and i guess HE had better things for u on the other side. I miss u so much but i know now that u werent taken from us in vain but in HIS name. I love u so much kuzn n miss u always. Save me a spot up there. LOVE ALWAYS N FOREVER kuz kish

Posted by: Kisha at July 14, 2008 7:54 PM

man. 3yrs!!! where did the time go??? its seems like yesterday you were coming out here every weekend to BBQ and and have a few drinks. man i miss those days... even though its been 3yrs not a days goes by that i dont think of you. i wish i could talk to you jus once to tell you how much i love you! (even though you knew that) i pray that your mom is ok. i heard she moved out here to be closer to family.. (GOOD) well jus stoppin by to let you know i'm still thinking bout you. you are never forgotten LUV YOU MUCH...... XOXO

Posted by: erika miguel at August 25, 2008 2:53 AM

Couin, my brother , my friend as i get old and life keeps going i turely remeber the smile u had ur manly man voice,how much u showen me as i grow more maturly.. I know i have u to thank.. Never letting a man treat me wrong.. Cause my brother,my cousin (Kentè) showed me more then that... I'm starting to reach for the stars that's cousin Kente i know ur one of them so I'm trying to reach for u. As life goes on u memory never fade.. They make me c clearer

Posted by: Rinisha Hayes at December 22, 2008 8:47 AM

4 long years... had to stop by and let you know you are still in my heart.. i still miss you everyday and still think about the times we shared... its still so hard to believe your not here even after 4 yrs... i love you ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL...

Posted by: erika m at May 25, 2009 1:27 AM

hAppy bIrthday Te'.Damn today u woulda turned 29.. i cry tears for u daily.i hate that i cant call and catch up w/ ya or see a little boy or girl walkin around lookin like u..i miss ur original laugh ur friendship..im glad that i had u in my life for as long as i did, was able to share our adolescents together..u were my best friend and always will be.i might not have said it enough when u were here but I LOVE U and i know deep inside u know that.til the day we meet again ima keep ur memory alive u will never be forgotten.mwah and i hope u did it live up there in heaven for ya 29th.Lol.Love u kente and continue to rest in paradise.

Posted by: regina ball at October 25, 2009 10:39 PM

Hay cuz im going to have a baby in im going to tell he or she all about you in what we did we well live on!!!!

Posted by: philip a gibson at December 7, 2009 12:56 PM

I miss you now as much as ever, and I still love you with every piece of my heart!

Posted by: Maria at May 11, 2011 1:49 AM

Hey Nephew,
Just thought I would post you some of my love, here it is 6 years later and I still cry for you. I watch the video of you today and as usual i cried myself to sleep thinking of how you was not just a nephew you were also a son. Just want to say I miss you and I always will keep your dream alive.

With much love and respect

Your T. T. 4-life

Posted by: La Donna at May 22, 2011 3:14 AM

I love you Kente always and forever!! ,

Posted by: regina edwards-ball at January 29, 2012 7:11 PM
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