John Henry Jenkins

Sheriff’s Office seeks man wanted for St. Helena gas station shooting

From staff reports

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is seeking 42-year-old John Henry Jenkins of St. Helena Island in connection with a St. Helena gas station shooting.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, at approximately 10:08 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies were called to Parker’s, located at 856 Sea Island Parkway, for a complaint of gunfire.
When they arrived, there was evidence of gunfire found in the parking lot. But no victims were located. A short time later, deputies were called to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for a complaint of a man with a gunshot wound to his leg.
According to the BCSO, the investigation revealed that there was an altercation between two people inside the gas station. The parties separated and one person ran out of the store. As he was running away, he was shot.
Investigators collected evidence and reviewed video surveillance from the store. Through the investigation, Jenkins was identified as the person responsible for the shooting.
Jenkins is currently wanted for attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and aggravated breach of peace.
As of Monday evening, Jenkins has not been located and remains at large.
Anyone with information about this incident or Jenkins’ whereabouts is encouraged to contact SSgt. Todd Duncan at 843-255- 3418 or, if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward, Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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