CLEVELAND – A Cleveland neighborhood is in mourning after a local resident was shot to death when she arrived at her house, 19/43 News' Wendy Gillette reported.
Frances Jones, 62, was shot three times in her chest near the side door of her home presumably by armed burglars who had just ransacked the inside of her home.
Jones' daughter, Patricia Williams, was overcome by grief when she heard the news.
"They took her life," Williams said. "She didn't deserve this.
"That was my life. That was my heart. I don't have a mother now. I want my mother."
"Everybody's just afraid," neighbor Moses Lee III said. "No one knows what's going on. Down the street, someone else's house got broken into."
Neighbors said that Jones, who worked tirelessly to rid the streets of violence and drugs, was appreciated. She had proudly displayed a sign supporting a drug-free neighborhood.
"She was a very loving person," George Horne, of the Wanton-Horne Chapel of Peace, said. "She was the nicest person you'd ever want to meet, and she was real."
Horne attended church with Jones. Now, he's planning the funeral.
"The only thing that's happened is her body has fallen, but the real her is still alive," Horne said. "She really tried to make a difference."
What makes the shooting worse is that Jones' husband got home just minutes behind his wife. He found her dying in the driveway.