Young mother shot in her home, family says Facebook posts may be to blame


Lake Worth, FL – A mother of three was shot and killed Thursday morning, and her killer is still on the loose. Sadly, Makeva Jenkins, 33, had been on Facebook the evening before her murder, writing about how proud she was of herself after she went from homelessness to financial success in only two years.

“I’m in awe of how far I’ve come,” the post reads. “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. I’m saying this to say, anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency.”

Just after 2 a.m. and only two hours after that post, a masked man knocked on the front door of her home. According to reports, the man entered the home, encountering the family inside. Following an altercation, the suspect shot Jenkins.

The suspect then fled in the family’s vehicle. A sheriff’s spokesperson said the car was later abandoned somewhere near the scene of the crime.

Jenkins was rushed to a hospital and initially listed in critical condition, but later died at the hospital, according to reports. On  Jenkins’ Facebook page, someone posted a comment, confirming Jenkins’ passing. It read: “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; however, please refrain from calling or texting concerning the events. Please keep the family in your prayers.”

Police say they don’t know if Jenkins was the intended target.

Jenkins managed The Prime Enterprise Group, a business consulting company. According to relatives, her business “revolved around helping others succeed.”

Family members have now expressed concerns over Jenkins’ Facebook page, which they say included personal posts that even show her bank account. They wonder if those posts led to her death.

Jenkins had a 7-year-old son, a 1-year-old daughter and a 13-year old daughter, who was on the All Ball Elite travel basketball team. Reportedly, Jenkins spent a lot of time traveling around the state with her daughter. According to the Palm Beach Post, the married mother was described as “a very loving person” by Patricia Clarke, who helped coach Jenkins’ daughters basketball team. “She loved her kids, and loved her family and loved her husband,” said Clarke.

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