Jones, a Howard University student, was on his way to his fiancee's house in Fairfax
when he noticed a Mitsubishi Montero was following him. The driver of the vehicle
was Carlton B. Jones, a narcotics detective in plain clothes. Prince Jones tried to
evade the officer's vehicle by pulling into a driveway and turning off his headlights a
block from his destination. What happened next is unclear, but Det. Jones fired 16
rounds into Prince Jones vehicle, hitting him five times in the back. Officials later
confirmed that Det. Jones had mistaken Prince Jones for someone else.