• Police: Florida woman killed by stray bullet as she ate breakfast on porch

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A Florida woman eating breakfast on her porch died Sunday when she was hit by a stray bullet, WFLA reported.

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    Aesha Kendrick, 38, a mother of five, died after a drive-by shooter who was firing at another target hit the St. Petersburg woman instead, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

    Police arrested Jamel Walker, 29, who allegedly fired at a passing truck, WTVT reported. Kendrick was not the intended victim, police told the television station.

    Walker faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, the Times reported. He was being held without bail in the Pinellas County Jail, the newspaper reported.

    Kendrick was preparing to start a new job Monday as a nursing assistant, according to the Times.

    "It's a very sad situation. On a Sunday morning, a woman just having breakfast on her porch and the house was full of children," police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez told WTVT. "No one else was injured, at least that's a good thing, but it's very, very sad for the family now."

    “Because of a stupid, silly drive-by shooting, my daughter is dead,” Kendrick’s father, Paul Lucas, told the television station. “I have no other kids, but I've got five grandkids that I have to now find a way to take care of."

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