Funeral for Student Killed in New Orleans

Funeral services were held this afternoon in Statesboro for Levon Jones, a Georgia Southern University student who died last week in New Orleans.

The district attorney in New Orleans says he plans a "complete and thorough" investigation into Jones' death.

The 25-year-old, his friends and bouncers apparently got into an altercation outside a nightclub. Witnesses say one of the bouncers choked the Jones to death. Club owners say the bouncers were provoked.

Jones was in New Orleans for a flag football tournament. He was also a former WTOC Player of the Week at Statesboro High School.

Reported by: Tarcia Bush, tbush@wtoc.com