Tallahassee man charged in J.C. Penney robbery rearrested after shooting himself in genitals

Tallahassee man arrested after robbing man at gunpoint inside JCPenny bathroom
Tallahassee man arrested for robbery at JC Penny apparently shoots himself
Tallahassee man arrested for robbery at JC Penny apparently shoots himself
Posted at 7:45 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 15:13:01-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A 19-year-old who was arrested in August for robbing a man at gunpoint inside a J.C. Penney bathroom is back in jail after he was hospitalized for an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the genitals.

D' Erik D. Jenkins, 19, of Quincy, was booked into the Leon County on Monday. No bond was set. 

On Nov. 6, Jenkins was taken to CRMC Gadsden for treatment of "a possible self-inflicted accidental gunshot wound to the genitalia," according to a Quincy Police Department report.

After Jenkins was admitted, Quincy investigators went to the home where Jenkins suffered the injury. The homeowner told investigators that she left her house to do laundry when she received a phone call from Jenkins, who said he needed to go to the hospital. 

Documents say a witness said she saw Jenkins with blood all over his grey shorts. When she asked what happened, Jenkins told her that he had shot himself. 

When investigators searched the home, they saw blood drops in the living room and kitchen. Documents say that a magazine for a .45-caliber handgun and two rounds of ammunition were found under a mattress. In the kitchen, the investigator found a shell casing.

However, law enforcement was unable to find the gun in question.

Despite that, Jenkins was rearrested because one of the terms of his pretrial release from Leon County was that he not possess firearms or ammunition.

Tallahassee man arrested after robbing man at gunpoint inside J.C. Penney bathroom

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -  A Tallahassee man has been arrested after robbing a man at gunpoint inside a J.C. Penney bathroom. 

D'Erik Jenkins, 18, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department on Friday. 

The police report states, on March 24, the victim was going to use the bathroom at J.C. Penney on Apalachee Parkway, when he noticed Jenkins wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt sitting in the chairs as he walked by. 

The victim said while using the bathroom, he heard someone come in, but never leave. 

According to the police report, when the victim came out of the stall and began to wash his hands, he was hit on the head from behind. 

The victim fell to the ground and saw Jenkins standing over him. 

He stated he felt an object pressed against his face, while Jenkins told him to give him everything or he was going to shoot him.  

The victim said he repeatedly told Jenkins he did not have a wallet. 

Jenkins rolled the victim over to his side, and the victim said Jenkins must have told him about six times "give your wallet, I will shoot you."  

The police report states, the victim closed his eyes believing he was going to be shot and did not remember anything further until people began arriving to help him.  

His wallet and cellphone were missing from his pockets when he woke up and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.  

The victim told officers he only saw Jenkins, but heard a second suspect inside the bathroom.  

There were no working cameras in the waiting area just outside the bathroom, but there was one at the customer service counter and the downstairs entrance/exit to the store. 

When officers reviewed that video surveillance footage from J.C. Penney, they saw the victim, Jenkins, and the other suspect all go into the bathroom, and a couple minutes later see Jenkins and the second suspect run from out the restroom.  

A couple days later, the victim's wife contacted police and said that several of the debit and credit cards that were stolen had been used at multiple locations on the day of the incident.  

According to the police report, those locations were USA Grocery and Finish-line in Tallahassee, as well as Walmart and Dollar Tree in Quincy.  

When officers obtained video and pictures from Walmart, they saw Jenkins making a transaction for two bags of Cheetos with the victim's card, however the transaction was declined. 

During further review of the mall surveillance video, prior to the robbery, Jenkins and the other suspect are seen in a group of five individuals hanging out in the mall, wearing the same clothing they were at the time of the robbery.  

During an interview with officers, one of the individuals with Jenkins admitted to trying to use the victim's card at Dollar Tree and being with Jenkins, the other suspect, and two other people at the mall on the day of the robbery. 

The individual also admitted to officers that Jenkins was the person seen in the video trying to make a transaction at Walmart. 

The individual told officers they went to the mall to sell phones to the kiosks machine. He said they went to the vibrating chairs in the mall, Footlocker, Champs, and a jewelry store. 

According to the individual, that's when they went outside for a while, before Jenkins and the other suspect left for a bit stating "we'll be back."  

Based on the evidence, Jenkins is being charged with armed robbery with a firearm and fraudulent use of personal identification information. 

He was taken to the Leon County Detention Center and his bond has been set at $15,000.