A Florida family is speaking out as to why they believe 33-year-old Makeva Jenkins was fatally shot in the head on Wednesday.
Jenkins, a mother of three small children, liked to post about her success and wealth on social media. Her family believes that this may have been why she was killed.
The mother managed ‘The Prime Enterprise,’ with is a business consulting company. According to her Facebook posts, Jenkins was homeless three years ago, but was now making “multi six figures.”
On June 28 at 11:24pm, Jenkins posted to Facebook:
“I’m in awe of how far I’ve come. This lady reached out to me about my business plans. We’ve been Facebook friends for years but the last time we spoke through private message was 8/2011. In this message I was inquiring about Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University offered through her church. I couldn’t even afford $99 at that time.
Fast forward to now: We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures. No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business.”
She added some inspiration at the end: “Anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency.”
But just after 2 p.m., a masked gunman knocked on Jenkins’ Lake Worth home. Her three kids — two girls, ages 1 and 13, and a boy, age 7 — and two other adults were also at the residence, CBS 12 reported.
An altercation ensued and the gunman shot Jenkins in the head. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The gunman sped off in the family’s vehicle and ditched it nearby. Police are still searching for the man.
Though Jenkins’ Facebook page is littered with personal posts, including one showing her bank account, relatives are worried that her last message was what led to her death, according to Palm Beach Post.
“Everybody loved her,” the relative told the newspaper.
“I’m speechless. My heart is just so heavy. I just can’t believe it,” another friend said.
Thursday, a post went up on Jenkins’ page, confirmed the tragedy:
“Regretfully, the news reports are true. The family of Makeva Jenkins asks that their privacy be respected at this most trying time. All of your love, condolences, and well wishes are appreciated,” the post read. “However, please refrain from calling or texting concerning the events. Please keep the family in your prayers.”
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