Man shot dead for telling his friend not to spit in his kitchen sink

PONTIAC, MI – Early on Thursday morning, the Facebook page of 33-year-old Cornelius “Corn” Jones was flooded with numerous posts expressing sorrow and shock at his sudden demise. “I’m still trying to wrap my mind around how or why it happened,” expressed Dequantay Johnson, a long-standing friend who thought of Jones as a brother.

Jones was cruelly murdered on Wednesday night following an argument with a 22-year-old acquaintance he asked to leave his apartment after the man spat in his kitchen sink. “It is unfathomable that a human life would be taken for something so absurdly trivial as a person spitting in a sink,” remarked Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

Jones resided in an apartment on the fourth floor of a building in Carriage Circle, Pontiac, which, according to friends, he took immense pride in maintaining cleanliness. When several friends were visiting him, an argument ensued after Jones reproached the 22-year-old man for his disrespectful act of spitting in the sink, leading the agitated man to pull out a gun and shoot Jones multiple times.

The suspect, along with another man, fled the scene but was later located by deputies using drones and tracking dogs. They were able to recover the discarded weapon during the chase.

Family and friends recalled Jones’s sense of humor and humble nature. Moniqua Turner recalled her brother’s commitment to his family and his knack for spreading joy.

In an effort to raise funds for Jones’s funeral expenses, family and friends have initiated a GoFundMe page. Turner conveyed how the devastating loss of her brother has brought their family closer.