Man arrested after stray bullet kills innocent woman in St. Pete

Man arrested after stray bullet kills innocent woman in St. Pete
St. Pete woman killed by stray bullet while she ate breakfast on her front porch
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A woman sitting on her porch was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting in St. Petersburg on Sunday.

The shooting happened at 2000 45th Street South in the Twin Brooks neighborhood. Police said a man shot at a passing truck shortly after 10 a.m. 

Neighbors said they heard about five gunshots and then screams. One neighbor performed CPR until medics arrived.

Jamel Walker was arrested Sunday evening and has been charged with second degree murder.  He also faces attempted murder for shooting at the vehicle at 45th Street South.

Police also said there were multiple people in the house, including several children. No one else was injured. 

Kendrick was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries, a St. Petersburg Police Department news release said. She died at the hospital.

Neighbors say Kendrick was set to start a new job on Monday. She leaves behind five children, ranging in age from 1 to 17.  

Someone fired a gun at a passing pickup truck, St. Petersburg police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez said.

On Sunday evening, police arrested 29-year-old Jamal Walker in connection with the shooting. He faces charges of second-degreee murder and attempted murder. 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a woman who was hit by a stray bullet in St. Petersburg on Sunday morning. 

According to police, Jamal Walker faces a second-degree murder charged in the death of 38-year-old Aesha Kendrick.

Police said Kendrick was sitting on her porch in the 2000 block of 45th Street South, in the Twin Brooks neighborhood, when a man shot at a truck passing by. 

Officers say several children and other adults were in the home when the shooting happened but no one else was hurt.

Police later found the pickup truck that was shot at. Walker also faces a charge of attempted murder for shooting at the vehicle.


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