SARASOTA, FL. - Sarasota Police have made an arrest in the shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday.
Jasmine Jenkins was arrested on Wednesday. Her brother, Jacobe Jenkins, is still wanted at this time.
On April 3 around 10:20 am, shots were fired in the 1800 block of 24th Street damaging the exterior of one duplex and the exterior and interior of another. Bullet casings were discovered in the area and collected as evidence.
Investigators interviewed a man who was identified as the victim. He told the detectives that he has had several verbal confrontations with Jacobe over a woman, and was verbally threatened earlier in the day on April 3 by Jacobe, who was in a green, Dodge Magnum vehicle.
Later that day, the victim and his brother were standing in the 1800 block of 24th Street when the same vehicle, driven by Jasmine, pulled up. The victim saw Jacobe in the rear driver’s side seat. The victim stated that Jacobe got out of the car with an assault rifle and fired several rounds at him. The victim was not shot, but suffered an injury trying to run from the gunfire. The victim knows Jasmine and Jacobe and positively identified them for the investigators.
At 4:30 PM on the same date, Sarasota Police located Jasmine at her home and placed her into custody. She was questioned by the detectives, and then turned over to the Sarasota County Jail. She is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (Principal), and Child Neglect, because she had her toddler in the vehicle during this shooting.
There is an active warrant for Jacobe Jenkins for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He is considered armed and dangerous and is described as a black male, 5’5”, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about this shooting or the location of Jacobe Jenkins should contact the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (941) 954-7070.