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Kenya Jenkins
Kenya Jenkins

Who is Kenya Lamont Jenkins Jr.?

Kenya Jenkins is the suspect who shot Omaha police officer Jeffrey Wittstruckin the face and top of his head while the cop responding to a shoplifting call at a department store in Nebraska. The cop was dispatched to Westroads Mall’s JCPenney store, where security had reported a suspected shoplifter.

The Omaha Police Department said that Jenkins has a “previous history of resisting arrests and escape.”

Mr. Wittstruck has been with Omaha Police Department since 2016.

How old is Kenya Jenkins?

Kenya Jenkins is 21 years old as of the year 2021.

Who Shot Jeffrey Wittstruck: Kenya Lamont Jenkins

The incident took place on Friday, March 12 at approximately 3:27 p.m. at a JC Penney’s department store in Omaha, Nebraska, when Officer Wittstruck was dispatched to a report of a shoplifter who had been detained by security after they allegedly observed him taking a package of t-shirts and placing them in his backpack before attempting to exit the establishment without paying for them, according to the Omaha Police Department.

Authorities say that Jenkins initially gave store security a fake name and was not forthcoming or cooperative after being stopped. The situation escalated quickly after Officer Wittstruck, who has been with the Omaha Police Department since September 2016, arrived on the scene.

According to Schmaderer, with the help of the Nebraska State Patrol, a perimeter was placed around the area to search for Jenkins after he fled the crime scene.

Kenya Jenkins Arrested

“At 5:22 pm a Nebraska State Patrol Trooper discovered the suspect vehicle being driven near [a] gas station, a traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. “The suspect vehicle reached speeds in excess of 140mph and continued to drive westbound on I-80 in a reckless manner.”

Authorities were able to successfully deploy stop sticks on the suspect’s vehicle causing it to eventually become stuck on some railroad tracks before the Omaha Police Department was able to take Jenkins into custody as well as locating the Taurus .380 firearm that was allegedly used in the shooting.

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