Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of the shooting death of Wayne Jones  in Martinsburg, and many in the community still are seeking justice in the case

Many marched through downtown Martinsburg holding candles. The crowd gathered by Queen Street to meet right where Jones was killed. 

Wayne Jones’ younger brother Bruce was at the vigil and says Wayne was a very caring person.  

“He took care of my mother, he helped he did everything and he’s missed and one of the hardest things I had to do was tell my mother that he was no longer with us,” said Bruce Jones. 

It was five years ago when Jones, walking down South Quuen Street, was approached by Martinsburg Police officers. There was an alleged altercation, and as a result Jones was shot 23 times by five Martinsburg Police officers. None of the officers were indicted. 

“It’s injustice at it’s height and it’s enigmatic of what’s going on in this country towards black males,” said Zakee McGill, the NAACP president for Berkeley County.

The vigil was meant for members of the community to come together and to show Wayne Jones’ family that they are by their side. 

“Five years-ago this family was alone, the Jones family was alone in the disparaging remarks about home being homeless or mentally ill,” said McGill. 

And Bruce going forward wants justice for his older brother. 

“I hope that the court allows all this to come out and clear my brothers name and not let him lay in the ground in shame. That’s how I feel about all this,” said Jones.  

And just last week, the U.S Court of Appeals  for the 4th district in Richmond, Va. reversed the district judge’s opinion in favor of the City of Martinsburg.