ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - He's one of the most dangerous criminals cops have come across in Pinellas County, and now he's threatening to go down in a "blaze of glory" with detectives hot on his trail.
Jamaal Jenkins is on the run and has vowed not to go back to prison, a place he knows well. His extensive criminal history at the tender age of 25 is lengthy. He's been in and out of prison and jail for years for a number of reasons.
Now, he can add one more crime to that list: murder. Jenkins is at the heart of a deadly murder case, accused of shooting his girlfriend and her current boyfriend. Sources say the young woman was dating both men.
Jenkins is accused of murdering his girlfriend, 24-year-old Destynee Burkes, on January 7 at the La Quinta motel on 34th Street North in east Lealman. Authorities say the two checked in at the motel in the early morning hours. Then, roughly twenty minutes later, Jenkins allegedly shot her execution style in the back of her head behind her right ear.
"This guy needs to get off the streets of Pinellas County," said Sheriff Bob Gaultieri.
Then, on Monday, Jenkins allegedly shot his girlfriend's other boyfriend, Tieyannie Hollis, at the Mariners Pointe Apartments in St. Petersburg. Hollis was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
Jenkins is considers armed and extremely dangerous. He is said to be driving a 2012 silver Chrysler 200 with the license K91-1WU. Please call 911 if you see him or know where he is.