James Jones died shielding his mother from bullets meant for him, according to family members.

The 21-year-old and his mother, Alicia Jones, were on a porch in the 8400 block of South Colfax Avenue about 12:02 p.m. Saturday when a man approached from the gangway, gun in hand, and opened fire, police said.

“He used his body to shield her, to save her,” said Dietra Luckett, Alicia Jones’ sister.

After the shooting, Luckett said she went inside the South Chicago neighborhood home to find Larry Means, her brother-in-law, and bring him outside.

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