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MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – A father of three who was the husband of an Opa-locka police officer is dead after being ambushed outside of his home early Thursday morning.
Darcy Jenkins Sr., the father of the victim, told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “I am very upset. He was ambushed by a couple of guys on the roof of the home. Two guys ambushed him from left to the right of the home. We will get to the bottom of this. He was a nice kid. He didn’t bother anyone. He would go to work every day and go home to his wife. He had a loving wife.
“I loved him to death and he is going to be missed. He didn’t have any enemies. I just want everyone to know he will be missed and I loved him to death. I wished it was me instead of him. To the public all I can say is if you know anything call the police.”
Miramar police said 28-year-old Darcy Jenkins was shot and killed in the driveway of a house on Indigo Road and Everglades Drive around 2:30 a.m.
It happened in a neighborhood just east of University Drive and north of Miramar Parkway and police have been canvassing the community for any surveillance tape that might show the suspects.
Jenkins’ widow, who is an Opa-locka police officer, said her husband had just gotten home from working at his family’s restaurant – Bar-B-Que Ribs Chicken & Jerk in Northwest Miami-Dade. His father said he worked there five days a week.
Neighbors said two men ambushed him in the driveway. His 7-year-old son was sleeping inside the home when shots were fired. Jenkins also had a five-month-old child.
His wife, Nikeya Jenkins, said he is a good man with no enemies and she wants to know why he was targeted. She believes that the gunmen followed him and shot him.
“I don’t know what happened. I am living a nightmare. What am I supposed to tell all of my children? What am I supposed to tell my children? They just gunned him down like a dog in the street,” said Nikeya. “I will not rest until I find out who killed my husband.
“I don’t know who killed my husband but someone followed him home from work and shot him like a dog. He has no enemies. He doesn’t bother anyone. He doesn’t have those types of issues. He stays to himself.
“He was well loved by the family. We will love him until eternity. If anyone knows anything, please call Crime Stoppers. Anything will help. Any information will help. Please call.”
Records show Jenkins had been arrested in 2012 for aggravated assault with a firearm. He was on probation and that was going to be terminated next month. Friends told CBS4 that Jenkins had turned his life around.
Jenkins’ cousin, Nicole Gary, told D’Oench, “Darcy was a very nice guy. He had no enemies to my knowledge. He was just an all-around great guy. This comes as a shock to the family. We just want to get to the bottom of this and find out exactly what took place and what happened.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493- TIPS.
There’s a reward of up to $3,000.