Homicide Victim
Chicago, Illinois
July 4, 2020

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Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Sex Male
Race Black
Nationality American


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individuals responsible for the homicide of Vernado Jones, Jr. Additional reward money may be available.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Chicago Field Office, along with the Chicago Police Department in Illinois, are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the unknown individuals responsible for the murder of Vernado Jones, Jr., on July 4, 2020.


Jones, Jr., who was 14 years old at the time of his death, was shot when unknown individuals opened fire on a gathering in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, after 11:30 p.m. on July 4, 2020. A total of eight victims were shot - including two other children - and Jones, Jr., was one of four fatalities.


This case is being investigated as part of the Department of Justice's Operation Legend, a coordinated federal and local law enforcement initiative to fight violent crime.


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If you have any information related to this homicide, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324), or the Chicago Police Department at (312) 747-8380.

You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Chicago

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