Shooting victim's bed doused in gasoline, suspect arrested after chase
RICHMOND, Ky. - Richmond Police charged 38-year old Kareem Jabbar Jenkins for a shooting that left a man critically injured. The shooting happened Monday morning on Gibson Lane. Police found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. An ambulance took that man to the University of Kentucky Hospital when he underwent emergency surgery.
Officers found the apartment where the man was shot. Once inside, police say they found large amounts of gasoline on the bed. Investigators think that's where the shooting occurred. Officers found 9mm Winchester shell casing and a bullet under the bed, along with significant amounts of blood.
Through the course of their investigation, detectives developed Jenkins as a suspect.
An arrest citation for Jenkins says he failed to stop when an officer tried to pull him over at the Lowes on the Eastern Bypass. The officer says Jenkins took off at a high rate of speed on Boggs Lane and nearly hit another officer who tried to get him to stop.
When the chase went on to Gibson Lane, police say Jenkins crashed into a wooded area and then took off on foot.
Police say Jenkins ran into a stranger's apartment on the Eastern Bypass. Upon entering, witnesses inside told police Jenkins said to the residents he needed to catch his breath because he was running from the police. When the people demanded he leave the apartment, police say Jenkins ran back into the wooded area behind the apartment building. Officers found him and arrested him.
Upon searching the vehicle Jenkins was in, police say they found a 9mm handgun and Winchester 9mm ammo, and substances that appeared to be methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.
Richmond Police charged Jenkins with assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, fleeing or evading (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading (on foot), wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, burglary, and three counts of trafficking in controlled substances.