Man Charged With Killing Uncle, Injuring Mother and Grandmother in South LA Shooting

A 34-year-old man was charged Friday with killing his uncle, shooting and wounding his mother and severely beating his grandmother in the Athens area near South Los Angeles.

Tyree Dubois Jones is accused of shooting his mother twice with a shotgun at her home near 105th Street and Budlong Avenue on Wednesday evening, then walking next door to the home of his uncle, Ivan Harge, and fatally shooting him, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Jones allegedly then went to his grandmother's adjacent home and punched and kicked her multiple times.

Jones' uncle died at the scene, and the defendant's mother and grandmother were seriously injured, according to prosecutors.

Jones was ordered to be held in lieu of $6 million bail while awaiting arraignment in an Inglewood courtroom next Tuesday on one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in a case in which he could face a potential 96-years-to-life sentence if convicted as charged.

The charges include allegations that Jones personally and intentionally used a firearm causing great bodily injury and death, personally inflicted great bodily injury upon a person more than 70 years old and committed the crime while out on bail in another case.

He is charged separately, in a case filed last August, with one felony count of criminal threat with an allegation of using a firearm, one misdemeanor count each of exhibiting a firearm and two misdemeanor counts of resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer, the District Attorney's Office said. That case is pending.

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