WASHINGTON — Metropolitan police have transported a man from North Carolina to D.C. in connection with a double homicide in July.
Kevin Antione Walker, 38, was arrested in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Sept. 26. He was brought back to D.C. Thursday to face charges of first degree murder in the deaths of Jamahl and Jaime Jenkins, 21 and 28 respectively, on July 20 in Northeast, police say.
His arrest brings justice one step closer, the Jenkins’ family tells WTOP.
The siblings were killed around 4:30 a.m. on the 5300 block of East Capitol Street. Both were shot. Jamahl Jenkins died at the scene; his sister was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Octavia Mayfield, the mother of the Jenkinses, says her daughter had just finished up singing at a local venue early Saturday morning when she was targeted by robbers.
Mayfield believes her son came to help out.
“Her dream was just coming true,” Octavia Mayfield says of her daughter, adding that her son had just had a son of his own.
Mayfield says all Jamie had was cell phones and a small tablet computer, and said, “Are you gonna tell me that’s what she was killed for?”
Police ask anyone with information about Walker’s whereabouts to contact them at 202-727-9099
WTOP’s Thomas Warren and The Associated Press contributed to this report.