PHOTOS: Raleigh police turn to public for help 1 month after murder of teen basketball star


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh Police Department homicide detectives are continuing their follow-up work concerning the Aug. 9 murder of Desmond Myles Jenkins, and are requesting public assistance in the form of tips that might help them advance the investigation, according to a press release.

The 18-year-old, a graduate of Sanderson High School in Raleigh, was a high school basketball star who had been recruited to play at a nearby college.

The Friday night shooting happened in north Raleigh in the 9400 block of Prince George Lane, according to police.

According to a press release, when RPD officers arrived at the crime scene, they located the victim outside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. A black Chevrolet Avalanche (believed to be manufactured between 2002-06), with aftermarket wheels, was seen in the area immediately after shots were heard.

Jenkins was taken to WakeMed, where police say he died from his injuries.

Desmond Myles Jenkins in a photo from Vance-Granville Community College head basketball coach Gregory E. Ackles Jr.

Detectives stress that any information-even things that might seem to be insignificant-could help bring the person or persons responsible to justice.

They ask that anyone who has any knowledge or a reason to have suspicions to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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