To friends and family, 17-year-old Chineye Jones was a young girl on a mission. Her mother described her daughter as high spirited, loving, energetic, genuine, and beautiful.
She had dreams of opening up several businesses, possibly even a hotel. The teen who loved the colors green, red and black, also enjoyed art, photography and spending time with her friends. But, all those goals, ambitions and joys of life came to an end last Friday.
Frisco Police said a 19-year-old man was arrested for shooting and killing the Frisco High student at an apartment complex.
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Officers were called at about 7:25 p.m. to the Stewart Creek Apartments in the 7500 block of Stonebrook Parkway, where they found the two victims .
Jones was pronounced dead and an unidentified man was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, police said. The wounded man remained hospitalized Sunday morning.
Jones was a senior at Frisco High School.
"Frisco ISD and Frisco High School are heartbroken by the loss of one of our students," the district said in a statement.
In a letter to Frisco High parents, Principal Danny Barrentine offered condolences and support to Jones's family.
The district said grief counselors would be on hand beginning Monday for students and staff.
Police arrested 19-year-old Artis Ray Martin of Frisco in the shooting.
Police said the details of the shooting are still under investigation, but they believe Martin and the two victims knew each other and that there appeared to have been a dispute.
Friends close to Jones said they were all very good friends and believe an argument is what lead to the deadly shooting.
Martin has been charged with murder and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. He is being held in the Collin County detention facility with bail set at $150,000.
Anyone with information about the shooting may call the Frisco Police Department at 972-292-6010. Anonymous tips may be made by texting FRISCOPD to 847411 or through the Frisco PD app.
Jones' mother has set up a GoFundMe account so they can raise money to transfer her daughter's body to Saint Louis, MO so Jones' can be buried there.