Friends celebrate Corey Jones's memory at rally

Friends celebrate Corey Jones's memory at rally

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.-- Nearly 200 people turned out Thursday morning at the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department to support a peaceful rally for Corey Jones.

Of the hundreds of supporters who showed up, many knew Corey and wanted to celebrate his memory.

They were chanting, singing and rallying for justice for Jones.

Among the crowd, his band mates.

"I'm feeling for the first time in a few days, I'm feeling this is really a wonderful reflection of Corey's character," said Boris Simenov.

Boris was one of the last people to see Corey alive.

They had just wrapped up a gig in Jupiter when Corey left to head home Sunday morning when was shot and killed.

"It struck way to close to home this time," he said.

They're holding Corey closer to their hearts these days. Even bringing the last thing he touched, his drumsticks, to today's rally.

"Some of the skins from his drums and some of the drum sticks were there. Some of us took a piece of Corey home that day," said Simenov.

His memorabilia, they plan to cherish forever.

"I'm gonna hold on to them and keep them in a special place. They're very important to me," said Simenov. "And I try to find the most beat up, dented ones I could where he really put his heart and soul into them and they mean a lot to me."

The Bamboo Room is hosting a benefit concert tonight.

Future Prezidents, one of the local bands Jones drummed in, was scheduled to perform as part of a reggae night. Without Jones, the show will go on with the other acts, including Roots Shakedown, with all proceeds going to Jones' family.

The benefit will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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