Man facing charges for allegedly shooting his brother at Eastpointe family reunion

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published August 19, 2023



EASTPOINTE — A St. Clair Shores man is facing charges for allegedly shooting his brother at a family reunion in Eastpointe.

On Saturday, Aug. 12, Kevin Jones, 48, allegedly confronted his brother at a family reunion being held at Kennedy Park in Eastpointe. In the parking lot, he allegedly shot his brother multiple times in the chest, according to a press release from the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

The victim survived, the press release states.

Jones was arraigned Aug. 15 in the 38th District Court in Eastpointe. Jones is facing charges of assault with intent to murder, a life felony; felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and carrying a concealed weapon, each a five-year felony; and three counts of felony firearm second offense, which carries a five-year mandatory sentence on each count.

“These serious charges serve as a stark reminder that even at family gatherings, gun violence can forever alter lives,” Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido said in a press release.

At press time, Jones was being held in the Macomb County Jail on a $1 million cash or surety bond. If released, he is to have no contact with the victim or his family, possess no firearms or illegal drugs, and he is not allowed to leave the state.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, with a preliminary exam scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15. At press time, he did not have an attorney listed.