Dad: Sac State Suspect Can't Feel Legs

Quran Jones expected to be charged in Scott Hawkins' death

Thursday, Oct 29, 2009  |  Updated 11:30 AM PDT
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Dad: Sac State Suspect Can't Feel Legs

Quran's friends say this is his Facefook profile photo.

 The suspect in a fatal beating at Sacramento State told his father he can't feel his legs.

Quran Jones has been hospitalized after campus police officers shot him inside a dorm room Oct. 21 at the university's American River Courtyard residence hall.

His roommate, Scott Hawkins, was beaten the same day, possibly with a baseball bat, police said. Hawkins later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Both Jones and Hawkins are from the Bay Area.  Jones is from San Francisco and Hawkins grew up in Santa Clara.

Jones, who allegedly came toward campus police officers with a knife in his hand, was shot by police inside the dorm room.

Willie Jones said he saw his son Saturday, when his son told him he couldn't feel his legs.

Quran Jones is expected to be charged in Hawkins' death and with assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon.

Outside the residence hall where the violence erupted, students, faculty members and staff planned to gather for a candelight vigil Wednesday night to remember Hawkins. His father, Gerald Hawkins, described the junior transfer student as a gentle person who wouldn't raise a hand to defend himself.

University President Alexander Gonzalez and history professor Afshin Marashi were among those expected to speak at the vigil.

This article originally appeared on KCRA.com.

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