BHS Graduate Killed in Alabama

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Friday May 11, 2007

Tuskegee police have charged Quentin Motez Davis, 18, of Macon County, and Romanita Michelle Cloud, 18, of Tuskegee, Ala., with the murder of Berkeley High Graduate Canon Jones, who was shot after he left his dorm to buy food on April 29. 

Both teenagers are being held at the Macon County Detention Center without bond. Police believe robbery was the the motive for the shooting. Canon, who graduated from the Communication Arts and Sciences School (CAS) at Berkeley High in 2006, had also attended the Berkeley Boosters PAL program. 

“He had so much potential,” said CAS English teacher Ingrid Martinez. “We were really looking forward to see him accomplish a lot. He was a leader and a really great community member.” 

David W. Manson Jr. of the Berkeley Boosters described Canon as a “peacemaker.” 

“He was planning on working with the younger kids this summer as a youth counselor in our summer adventure camp programs when he returned from college,” he said in an email. 

Canon had also worked at Berkeley Unified’s transportation department last summer before starting at Tuskegee. 

“This is the tenth Berkeley High student we have lost to a shooting in the last three years,” said school district spokesperson Mark Coplan. 

“Canon was a really popular kid,” he said. “When his mother went to his dorm room to collect all his stuff, she was surrounded by at least 30 college students who shared memories about him.” 

Funeral services are scheduled to be held today (Friday) at the Southside Church of Christ in Richmond at 11:15 a.m.