Waterloo Regional Police make an arrest in the shooting of Adam Jones
Published Monday, September 17, 2012 12:07PM EDT
Waterloo Regional police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old Kitchener man with being an accessory after the fact to the Belmont Avenue homicide that occurred nearly two weeks ago on September 6th.
Jerome Phillips was arrested late on Sunday night, in relation to the shooting death of Adam Tyler Jones, 25 years, also of Kitchener. Jones was killed on September 6, in broad day light.
Despite the arrest, people living here in this apartment complex say they won't feel safe until the shooter is behind bars.
AJ Mahari lives in the complex and created the neighborhood watch in the wake of Adam's shooting.
“We’ll feel more satisfied, not only for the family and the victim but also as a community here when police actually find out who did this, says Mahari.
Others who live in the community and knew Jones, say they're happy police are making progress.
Drew Bennett, lives in the apartment complex, he says “They caught an accessory, that’s actually one step closer to catching the shooter.”
While police have one person in custody, they're saying very little about other suspects.
Inspector Kevin Thaler says “Sometimes it's in the investigative interest not to release information to maintain the integrity of the case.”
Jerome Phillips made a brief court appearance today to answer to the charges and remains behind bars. A bail hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.
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