DETROIT – Five people were in custody Saturday morning after Roderick Jones, a Highland Park Reserve Officer and Army Ranger veteran, was shot and killed overnight in Detroit.
Sources said Jones, 33, was gunned down as he was walking into the parking lot at the Opyum Lounge Nightclub at 8 Mile and Telegraph. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.
Police said Jones went outside to secure the parking lot for club goers and employees when he was ambushed and shot three times in the chest.
According to his ex-wife, Jones was a weapons specialist in the Army. He started his own security firm while working as a Highland Park reserve officer. Fellow HP reserves told Local 4's Shawn Ley that they were trained by Jones and that the department valued his leadership.
Jones was a father to two sons and two stepsons.
Five people in custody are being questioned to determine who the shooter was.
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