Falcons WR Julio Jones' brother shot in Alabama

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Phillip Jones, 31, the brother of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was the victim of a shooting in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Tuesday, according to the Gulf Shores police.

Jones, of Foley, Ala., was shot in the arm.

The Falcons are already reeling with the shooting death of Falcons wide receiver Roddy White’s brother Tyrone Moore, Jr. in Charleston, S.C. His funeral was last Thursday.

Gulf Shores Police responded to South Baldwin Urgent Care in reference to a man being brought in suffering from a gunshot wound. When the officers arrived they were able to determine that the incident occurred at a residence, according to the police report.

Jones 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.

During the preliminary investigation the police obtained information indicating George Bennett Sutton, 53 of Gulf Shores shot Jones.

A relative told FOX10 that Jones’ arm had to be removed due to injuries sustained from the gunshot wound.

Sutton was booked into the Gulf Shores Police Detention Center for Assault in the first degree (Title 13A-6-20 (a)(1), a Class B felony. Sutton is awaiting transfer to the Baldwin County Detention Center.

Although a suspect has been arrested the investigation continues.

Jones, who was injured in the fifth game of last season, has not spoken to the media in months and did not participate in Wednesday’s Organized Team Activities.

–Tuesday – OTA No. 2.

–Thursday – OTA No. 3.

–Friday – Strength and Conditioning plus a rookie practice

–Monday– OTA No. 4.

–Tuesday, June 3 – OTA No. 5.

–Wednesday, June 4 – OTA No. 6.

–Thursday, June 5 – Rookie Practice.

–Monday, June 9 – Hacks vs. Jocks golf tournament. Defending champs – Team Scelfo.

–Tuesday, June 10 – OTA No. 7.

–Wednesday, June 11 – OTA No. 8.

–Thursday, June 12 – OTA No. 9.

–Friday, June 13 – OTA No. 10.

–Monday, June 16 – Physicals.

–Tuesday, June 17 — Day One: Mandatory minicamp (5 practices over three days)

–Wednesday, June 18 – Day Two: Mandatory minicamp.

–Thursday, June 19 – Day Three: Mandatory minicamp. (Offseason program ends for veterans).

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TBA – (Late July) – Report to Training camp.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons Beat Writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was one of the lead writers in the notorious Michael Vick...