Denham Springs man to serve 40 years in prison after attempted murder, burglary

Denham Springs man to serve 40 years in prison after attempted murder, burglary
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LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) — A Livingston Parish man was sentenced after pleading no contest to attempted second-degree murder and two counts of simple burglary on June 21.

According to the 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, Kejuan Jenkins, 20, of Denham Springs was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The district attorney’s office said the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified about someone being shot while their vehicle was being burglarized on May 9, 2021. Deputies reportedly found the victim on the ground with a single gunshot wound. A bystander was giving the victim medical support until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to a local hospital where they survived their injuries, according to the deputies.

Officers found an ankle monitor that had been cut off belonging to Jenkins, the district attorney’s office said. Investigators learned that he had bonded out of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after being booked on an attempted second-degree murder charge.

Jenkins was arrested and booked into the EBR Parish Prison on May 21. He was transferred to the Livingston Parish jail for booking on Oct. 25.

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