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Tennessee woman, 23, is arrested after shooting into a Memphis home with children inside


Tennessee woman, 23, is arrested after shooting into a home with children inside and saying ‘I hope I hit one of them little b******’

  • Johari Jenkins has been charged with criminal attempt at first degree murder, aggravated assault and multiple other charges after incident in Memphis in May
  • Witnesses allege that Jenkins shot multiple times inside home on Breedlove St
  • Victim’s three children were inside home and identified Jenkins in photo line-up

Johari Jenkins, 23, from Tennessee has been arrested on multiple counts of attempted murder after shooting into a home on Breedlove Street in Memphis on 2 May

A 23-year-old woman from Tennessee has been arrested on multiple counts of attempted murder after shooting into a home with children inside.

Johari Jenkins has been charged with criminal attempt at first degree murder, aggravated assault and multiple other crimes after an incident at 1100 Breedlove Street, Memphis, on Thursday 2 May.

The Memphis Police Department were called to the block at around 5.30pm after reports from the victim and her three children, who were all inside the home, said a woman allegedly fired shots into the property.

An affidavit revealed that the children, who later identified Jenkins in a six-person photo line-up, shot once into the floor of their home and said: ‘I hope I hit one of them little b******’.

Jenkins allegedly then walked into the roofed outdoor passage between the house and the garage and ‘intentionally fired’ four or five times into the living room window.

The following day, investigators spoke to a witness who was in an apartment nearby to the scene, who said she heard ‘several shots’.

The witness also said she heard the shooter, allegedly 23-year-old Jenkins, say: ‘Since I already got a charge on me, I might as well get another one today by killing you and your kids b****.’

Police say the witness also identified Jenkins in a six-person photo line-up. 

It is not clear what the motive behind the gun attack was.

Another witness, who was inside her home nearby on the same night of the shooting, said she saw Jenkins with a firearm in her possession, and was shooting inside the second floor of her neighbor’s home. 

The Memphis Police Department were called to the 1100 Breedlove Street, Memphis (the area is pictured) on Thursday 2 May. At around 5.30pm, the victim called police reporting that she and her three children were all inside their home as a woman, allegedly Jenkins, fired shots into the property

The Memphis Police Department were called to the 1100 Breedlove Street, Memphis (the area is pictured) on Thursday 2 May. At around 5.30pm, the victim called police reporting that she and her three children were all inside their home as a woman, allegedly Jenkins, fired shots into the property

This second witness, who also identified Jenkins in a photo line-up, heard Jenkins tell the victim: ‘I hope I hit one of your kids and I’m going to kill you next b****.’

They added that Jenkins threw a glass bottle at the victim’s car, which shattered the windshield. Documents said that Jenkins allegedly kicked out the back window as well.

Court records say that Jenkins does not have bond information. The 23-year-old is due in court on June 6. 

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