As New London Police continue their investigation into the August 29 shooting death of Jesus Pinero Jr., the family of the 29-year-old New London man prepares to mourn. Although the burial will be a private affair, calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London.
Jesus Pinero, Jr., grew up in Hartford, the eldest son of Jesus Pinero Sr., and Nilda Rios of East Providence, R.I. He leaves behind a four-year-old son, Gianni, who lives in New London. In an interview with the Norwich Bulletin, Pinero's sister described him as an excellent father; his mother described him as a kind man.