Detroit boxer's brother charged with second-degree murder after family dispute turns violent

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his brother, professional boxer Isiah Jones of Detroit.

Timothy Lyman, 30, is accused of shooting his 28-year-old brother after a dispute escalated to violence at a home on Detroit’s northwest side Monday evening.

Lyman was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of felony firearm. He was expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in 36th District Court.

Detroit police officers were called to a home on Stout Street – near Joy and Evergreen Roads – around 6:20 p.m. Monday on a reported shooting, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

When they showed up, they found Jones with a large gunshot wound to the right side of his face. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prosecutors say Lyman fled the scene after the alleged shooting. He was arrested Wednesday.

Jones was training for an upcoming fight, but his trainer, Toledo-based Roshawn Jones, told the Detroit News, he ended up not coming to Toledo to train.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family cover funeral expenses.