Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Pinellas deputies believe that two cars driven by alleged murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins, wanted for the shooting deaths of Destynee Burkes and Tieyannie Hollis, were found.
Jan. 7, the night Destynee Burkes was murdered at the 34th Street La Quinta Inn, Burkes came to the motel in a newer model Chrysler 200. A week later, Tieyannie Hollis was shot at the Mariners Pointe Apartments. The suspect drove a green Toyota Camry. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, both of those cars were driven by 25-year-old Jamaal Jenkins. Both cars have now been found and Jenkins is still at-large. Today, Jan. 23, the Chrysler 200 was recovered in Orange County. Detectives said on Jan. 18, they learned the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office had located the green Toyota Camry in a wooded area. The vehicle had been burned. According to the Sheriff's Office, Jenkins took the Chrysler from the motel after allegedly …
Jamaal Jenkins, wanted for the murders of Destynee Burkes and Tieyannie Hollis, is still at-large. Authorities say he is armed and dangerous.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sheriff Gualtieri said he believes Jamaal Jenkins is still in St. Petersburg/Pinellas County. Jenkins is considered a serious threat to public safety.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Thursday that the department is offering $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Jamaal Jenkins. Jenkins, 25, is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Destynee Burkes, who was shot and killed on Jan. 7, and Tieyannie Hollis who was shot Jan. 14 and died days later. Burkes was shot "execution style" in the back of the head, and Hollis was shot multiple times, including in the head. Gualtieri said Jenkins has recently been seen driving in a teal, newer model four-door Toyota Camry. He said Jenkins is stealing tags from other Toyota Camrys, which means when authorities run the tags, everything comes up clean. "We have been receiving good and credible …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A love triangle turned deadly in two shootings, one of them fatal. The suspect is on the loose, and considered armed and dangerous, investigators say.
For months, Destynee Burkes, Tieyannie Hollis and Jamaal Jenkins have been involved in a hostile love triangle, according to investigators. On Jan. 7, Burkes of Gulfport was found shot to death, execution style, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said she had been shot in the back of the head at the La Quinta Inn, at 4999 34th St. N., in Lealman. A week later on Jan. 14, Hollis was shot multiple times, including in the head at the Mariners Pointe Apartments, 1175 Pinellas Point Drive S., St. Petersburg. Hollis, 31, is in critical condition at Bayfront Medical Center but may not survive, according to investigators. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and St. Petersburg Police Office held a joint press …