ARLINGTON -- A teenager was fatally injured Wednesday when broken glass punctured his heart as he fell through a window during a fight, authorities said Friday.
Asharri Jones, 17, was pronounced dead at 7:29 p.m. Wednesday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.
Jones, a student at Lamar High School, was fighting a 15-year-old in a first-floor apartment in the 1100 block of Park Vista Drive, police said. Both teens went through the window. The younger boy, who was not identified, was also cut, but his injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
"This boy was amazing," Monica Jenkins, the school librarian, said of Jones. "Every morning he was waiting for me. I would give him my keys, and he would open up the library for me."
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When Jones addressed an adult, he started and ended with "Yes, sir" or "No, ma'am," Jenkins said.
"He was always asking us if there was anything else that you needed him to do," Jenkins said.
His mother, Kiesha Jones, said one of her son's goals was to attend Harvard University. "Every morning, he would walk me out to my car," she said. "He would bring me flowers. He would take care of me."
The incident is not being investigated as a homicide, and criminal charges are unlikely, police said.
But Kiesha Jones said she would like the state to pursue charges.
"I forgive that young man," she said. "But at the same time, there are consequences to a person's actions."
Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752