Larry Jenkins Killed by Sergeant Dentel

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Orchid Springs Drive
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Police responded to a call regarding an armed disturbance. The caller alleges Jenkins made unwanted sexual advances towards her child. The caller claims Jenkins attempted to shoot himself in the head but the gun did not go off. Jenkins then allegedly shot at the ground, prompting the caller to call 911 and leave the scene. When police arrived, they allege Jenkins ahd a gun in his pocket. Jenkins allegedly walked towards officers and one deployed their taser on Jenkins. Police allege Jenkins attempted to grab a gun and deployed the taser again. After being tased a second time, police allege Jenkins pulled out his gun and one sergeant fired at least seven times within seconds. Jenkins later died.

Killer: Sergeant Dentel

Agency: Winter Haven Police Department

Motive: Domestic disturbance (armed)

Confrontation Type: Domestic Disturbance

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Larry Jenkins

Death Date: April 17, 2021

County: Polk

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 52

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or Alcohol Use

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6782

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