Michael D. Jones, P.C., a partner in the Washington, D. C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, an international law firm, was shot by a masked gunman during a home invasion while vacationing on the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands.
The 57-year-old Jones was airlifted to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., where doctors treated him for a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Initially, he was treated at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Turks and Caicos. He is now listed in stable condition.
The shooting occurred around 10:12 p.m. Friday in the Leeward residential area of Providenciales, an island in the Turks archipelago, said Police Commissioner James Smith.
It is believed that two gunmen tied up a security guard with his shoelaces before entering the home where Jones confronted them before being shot. No one else in the house was harmed. Neither perpetrator has been arrested. One of the gunmen escaped with a laptop computer.
Jones, who graduated cum laude in 1985 from Georgetown Law School, was named a leading lawyer in 2007 and selected as one of the top 10 business litigation lawyers in Washington, D.C., by Legal Times.
In 2015, Dillard University recognized Jones as “Male Alumnus of the Year” for his outstanding legal work on behalf of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Kirkland & Ellis operates eight offices in the U.S., two in Europe and three in Asia.