Grieving mom thanks detective for more time with her son

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Nakita Jones’ son Demetrius died last week at Riley Hospital after a TV fell on him in May. Jones said she still smiles when she thinks of her son, though it’s difficult accepting he’s gone.

IMPD Detective David Miller happened to be in the Meadowlark Apartment complex, where Jones lives, when the accident happened. Miller did CPR and kept the baby alive until the ambulance arrived.

Jones said her son was a happy, easy-going baby who loved to crawl.

“Oh man he was a happy baby. He was a sweet baby, sweet baby and he was a handsome son,” Jones remembered.

Jones said she was doing dishes when she saw her son fall into the TV stand. She couldn’t get to him in time.

“When I turned around I saw him fall and the TV fell on him and then it bounced off. You know, it all happened so fast,” she said.

Jones took the baby and ran outside to find neighbors and call 911. Miller heard the screams and immediately jumped into action.

“It meant so much, because no telling how long it would have taken the ambulance to get there. He was gone for that minute, but he gave him CPR and brought him back,” said Jones.

“David Miller, IMPD, I thank you, I thank you, I thank you,” said Darlene Jones, Demetrius’ grandmother.

The family said that extra time with their baby boy was precious.

“He held on, he held on as long as he could. He held on enough to be able to know that he was loved while he was in the hospital. To hear our voices, to feel us,” said his mother.

Now, Jones is trying to stay strong for her children that are still with her. Friends have set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Jones cover funeral expenses. To donate, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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