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Two Pinellas shootings connected

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Jamaal Jenkins, wanted in the murder of Destynee Burkes, and the shooting of Tieyannie Hollis Jamaal Jenkins, wanted in the murder of Destynee Burkes, and the shooting of Tieyannie Hollis
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PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -

Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies and St. Petersburg Police officers are working together to try to find a gunman they believe is responsible for two separate shootings in the last week.

The violence stared at the La Quinta Inn, 34th Street North, in Pinellas County a week ago. Deputies believe 24 year old Destynee Burkes died at the hands of a jealous on-and-off-again boyfriend, Jamaal Jenkins.

Investigators say surveillance video shows the pair entering room 120 at 1:08 a.m.  Less than 30 minutes later, Jenkins left by himself.

"I can tell you, Burkes' killing at the La Quinta Inn was an execution style killing.  She was shot in the back of the head," said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County.

Deputies say the two had argued days earlier because Destynee was also dating Tieyannie Hollis.

Yesterday afternoon, St. Petersburg Police believe Jenkins shot Hollis multiple times at the Mariner's Point apartment complex in South St. Petersburg.  "So what we've got is a very dangerous guy who has an extensive criminal history who in the last week shot two people in the head," said Gualtieri.

Jenkins has been arrested 13 times since 2003 for 27 charges ranging from theft to drugs, to child abuse. He was last released from state prison this past November.

Investigators also believe Jenkins was driving a stolen rental car, a silver Chrysler 200. They're asking the public to call them with any information on the car or Jenkins' whereabouts.

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