St. Petersburg mother of five sitting on porch eating breakfast killed by stray bullet

St. Petersburg mother of five sitting on porch eating breakfast killed by stray bullet
St. Pete mother of five killed by stray bullet
Aesha Kendrick, a mother of five, was on her porch eating breakfast when she was shot. The shooting happened around 10 a.m. off 45th Street South.

St. Petersburg Police said a man standing on the corner across the street from Kendrick’s home fired a gun. Officers said the shooter was aiming at a pick-up truck that was passing by, but the bullets hit Kendrick.

Kendrick’s father, Paul Lucas Jr., spoke to his daughter about an hour before the shooting. Lucas said she was supposed to start a new job Monday.

Man arrested after stray bullet kills mom eating breakfast on St. Pete porch

“I wish it (would have) been me instead of her. It’s hard burying your only child. I’m 70-years-old. I lived most of my life,” Lucas said.

“It’s up to God to forgive them because, right now, I can’t forgive them,” Lucas said.

Police charged Jamel Walker with 2nd Degree Murder for Kendrick’s death and attempted murder for shooting at the pick-up truck.

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, police said. 

Jamel Walker faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of 38-year-old Aesha Kendrick, according to an arrest report. 

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 that was passing by. 

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


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