Three enterprising young men who were aspiring to become successful carjackers chose poorly when identifying a potential victim on Sunday. One of the budding entrepreneurs selected a woman in a Little Rock apartment complex because he apparently decided that he wanted her ride. Instead of giving the her car, the intended victim drew her pistol and exchanged gunfire with one of the three, Kenneth Perkins, fatally wounding him.
Meanwhile, the soon-to-be dead wannabe carjacker’s compatriots — brothers aged 15 and 18 — didn’t provide medical aid to their newly ventilated buddy. Instead, all three ran like scalded dogs into the night.
Ultimately police caught up with the trio who are now operating as a duo. Perkins died of his wounds shortly after arriving at a hospital. The brothers, Daryl Jones, 18, and Tamarion Jones, 15, have earned themselves capital murder charges in the death of their former partner in crime.
LRPD: 18-year-old & 15-year-old facing murder charges in deadly shooting of child https://t.co/lhUUU2qACZ
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KARK has the story . . .
Affidavits released Monday show investigators believe a juvenile died after being shot when he and two teens attempted to carjack a woman outside a Little Rock apartment Sunday night.
The teens, identified as 18-year-old Daryl Jones and 15-year-old Tamarion Jones, now both face a charge of capital murder in the case.
According to the reports from the Little Rock Police Department, officers responded to a building in the Eagles Nest apartment complex off of Torrey Pine Court after receiving a report of gunfire. The officer said they found the driver who had called 911.
The driver told the officer three people had come up to the driver’s car, with one of them, who police later identified as Kenneth Perkins, tapping on the window with a gun and telling the driver to get out of the car. The driver then told officers that they asked Perkins, who police said was the juvenile who died in the incident, what they said, and in the confusion, pulled out their own gun.
The younger Mr. Jones apparently waived his right to remain silent and told police that Sunday night’s escapade wasn’t anything new for the three wayward yoots.
Daryl Jones and Tamarion Jones were both taken into custody, with officers saying they each said the other was carrying a weapon during the incident. Investigators claimed the younger Jones said the older Jones and the juvenile who died were “always stealing cars and robbing people.”
At least Mr. Perkins died doing what he loved.
Good on the driver for successfully protecting herself from three violent armed criminals. We sincerely hope she recovers from the trauma and stress of having to use deadly force to defend her life.