Takiya Holmes: Man jailed for allegedly shooting 11-year-old Takiya Holmes is jumped by inmate
The man in jail for allegedly killing Takiya Holmes was jumped by an inmate this week -- and the incident was caught on security camera.
Antwan C. Jones is being held in the slaying of 11-year-old Takiya after spotting three gang rivals selling weed in Black Disciples territory Saturday, February 11, 2017 on a Chicago street. Jones allegedly pulled out his gun and started blasting.
He is a terrible shot. Jones missed the gang members, and, predictably, hit an innocent bystander, Takiya, as she sat in a van with her 3-year-old brother, her mother and her aunt.
"Across the street he saw three individuals who he felt did not belong in the area and he chose to get a handgun," police Cmdr. Brendan Deenihan said, according to the Chicago Tribune. "Obviously, we know now that he didn't hit any of them.
"And this poor young girl, this 11-year-old, Takiya, she pulls up in a van. The van couldn't have been there more than a minute and this stray bullet strikes her, causing her death," Deenihan was quoted as saying.
Takiya clung to life for days before succumbing to her injuries, felled by a stray bullet.
On Thursday, February 16, 2017, Jones was waiting on a bond hearing when another Cook County inmate, 24-year-old Renard Williams launched himself into him and started pummeling him.
Sheriff's deputies subdued the man, but afterwards, released the footage.
Her family announced during a news conference that they would be donating Takiya's organs.
The girl's kidneys went to Darvece Monson.
"I'm just so grateful," Monson told news media. "And all I could think about was the selflessness of this decision and these two parents making this decision when this young girl was a victim of such a terrible situation and for me to have a second chance at life."
The family said that Takiya's organs will be dispersed to save other people. Her pancreas, kidneys, lungs and liver will be donated to five other people, Patsy Holmes was quoted as saying.