Lansdale Police hunt for armed suspect

March 21, 2008 5:59:39 AM PDT
Lansdale police need your help in capturing a dangerous suspect. 20-year-old Dexter R. Jenkins of the 6300 block of Magnolia Street in Philadelphia is wanted for first degree attempted murder. The charges stem from in incident on October 20, 2007 when Jenkins and another accomplice allegedly opened fire on two other people in an alley in Lansdale.

None of the intended targets were struck.

Police tell Action News while the suspects were shooting in the alley, children from a nearby birthday ran toward the scene because they thought firecrackers were being set off. None of the children were injured.

The two suspects fled and one weapon was recovered during the investigation.

Police believe Jenkins is armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Lansdale police at (215) 368-1801.