Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a one handed catch behind New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Jets defeated the Falcons 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Julio Jones’ brother shot, loses arm


Why are people so terrible to each other? Like, okay, I understand getting upset or frustrated at someone. It happens to me all the time. What I don’t understand, however, is being so mad that you’re willing to cause someone serious harm by shooting them.

Look at what happened to Julio Jones’ brother.

From Fox 10

Sources tell FOX10 News Phillip Jones, the brother of NFL and former Alabama star Julio Jones was the victim of a shooting that happened in Gulf shores on Tuesday, May 27.

Phillip Columbo Jones, 31 of Foley was transported from South Baldwin Urgent Care to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and then transported by Baptist LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

According to a relative, Jones’ arm had to be removed due to injuries sustained from the gunshot wound.

Authorities said during the investigation GSPD detectives obtained information indicating George Bennett Sutton, 53 of Gulf Shores shot Phillip Columbo Jones.

George Bennett Sutton was booked into the Gulf Shores Police Detention Center for Assault in the first degree, a Class B felony. At this time Sutton is awaiting transfer to the Baldwin County Detention Center.

Now I don’t know the full situation, but this is exactly why people want to take guns away from everyone. This guy got super upset about something and his first instinct was to shoot his gun, and now another person is without an arm. We aren’t going to get into the whole gun rights debate here, but there’s no question Jones would still have his arm if this man didn’t have a gun.

There’s also no question that Jones would still have his arm if people just started treating each other better.


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