Shots fired, man arrested

On Wednesday, Franklinton Police Officers responded to a call of shots being fired in the 2100 block of Williams Street.

Upon arrival, Delarius Jenkins aka "Hamburger" was found in the driver's seat of his vehicle, slumped over the steering wheel.

Empty shotgun shell cartridges were located outside the vehicle. In the passengers seat, officers located a 12 gauge shotgun.

Jenkins is currently on parole for armed robbery due to his involvement in a case where a man was robbed and subsequently murdered in Franklinton.

Jenkins was taken into custody and charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

"This is the unfortunate reality of what our communities face today," said Franklinton Police Chief Justin Brown. "One violent crime which resulted in a senseless murder and the co-conspirator is given a second chance at life. He has decided that chance is not worth it, thus resulting in yet another encounter with the judicial system. We vow to keep our town safe and as unpleasant as that may be at times, repeat offenders like Mr. Jenkins must be held accountable for their actions."

(Photo above shows the shotgun found in the car. Also shown is Delarius Jenkins.)


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