Good Samaritan fatally struck by vehicle; driver of car had been shot

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed near 60th and Hampton in Milwaukee Sunday night, Sept. 26, and Milwaukee police said the driver of the striking vehicle had been shot.

Jamaul Jones was helping a friend with a disabled vehicle here when out of nowhere a driver crashed into him. A family is now forever changed.

Jamaul Jones

It’s the aftermath...

"It’s horrible out here," Kesha Lester said. "People are dying left and right."

Of a devastating, deadly crash that happened near 60th and Hampton.

"It was a person that was doing a good deed, he lost his life in the midst of it, and it’s sad," she said.

Jones was helping a friend with a disabled vehicle when he was struck and killed by a driver after 8 p.m. Sunday night.

"He leaves behind two children — 11 years old and nine months," his mother Linda Jackson said.

A report from the medical examiner’s office says before Jones was struck, he was standing between the disabled vehicle and the median in the street. 

Police say a 27-year-old driver lost control and hit Jones. That driver was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say it appears he was shot before the crash happened.

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"Keep God in your life and try to protect your babies as much as you can," said Jackson. "These crazy drivers out here are ridiculous."

Jones’ mother Linda Jackson is planning a funeral for her 35-year-old son.

"That makes it more worse. He’s doing a good deed and look what happened," she said.

People passing the scene Monday afternoon were saddened by the tragedy. 

"They’re driving crazy out here. You just have to be careful and stay prayed up," said Lester. "It’s sad. My heart goes out to his family."

It's not clear where the driver who struck Jones was shot, where he was headed, or why he lost control. He is in critical condition.

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The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.


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