A father-of-two from Texas was shopping at a Walmart early Monday morning when police say someone came up to him from behind and delivered several blows to the head that proved fatal.
Justin Lee ‘JJ’ Jones, 37, was rushed to a Woodlands hospital after the ambush attack at the Tomball Walmart but passed away from severe head trauma just hours later.
Investigators have released a screenshot from a surveillance video inside the store showing a possible suspect in the killing.
The CCTV image depicts a white male dressed in a red T-shirt and red-and-white sneakers, carrying a white motorcycle helmet in his right hand. His right arm appears to be covered in tattoos.
According to a message posted on the Tomball Police Department’s Facebook page, the unidentified suspect was seen riding a black motorcycle.
Detectives say the deadly ambush on Justin Jones was not a random act of violence, and that the father-of-two likely knew his assailant.
According to witness reports, the suspect struck Jones in the head during a scuffle that took place at around 1am. Officers who responded to the scene at 27650 State Highway 249 found the victim lying unconscious on the ground, reported Houston Chronicle.
Jones’ girlfriend, Lindsey Stover, told the station KPRC she does not know the man in the CCTV screenshot but called on him to come forward ‘and own up to what they did.’
Jones, who according to his Facebook page worked for an air conditioning company, leaves behind two young sons, his mother and sister.
‘He was so full of life, he was happy,’ Stover said of her slain boyfriend.
A relative has launched a GoFundMe page to help Jones’ family with his funeral expenses. As of Tuesday afternoon, the campaign has drawn $500 in donations.
Source: Daily Mail UK