Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety


An arrest has been made in this investigation. Investigators pursuing all leads and forensic evidence were able to make an arrest in this shooting. Kylen Jenkins was charged and arrested with the following charges, 3 counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, 2 counts of Discharge at a Building Causing Injury, 6 counts of Felony Firearms and 1 count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Jenkins was arraigned on these charges on November 10, 2022. BHDPS was assisted by the Michigan State Police MCU in this investigation


On Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 9:14 PM, Officers of BHDPS responded to the River Terrace Apartments, Unit #177 for an investigation of gunfire into a residence. Officers arrived to investigate and found that the victims had been driven to Spectrum Health Lakeland Emergency Room. At the ER officers found two victims from the shooting. A 20-year-old female and a 3-month-old female infant. BHDPS will not be releasing the victim’s names at the family's request. Both individuals were treated and released with minor injuries. It is unknown if the residents of #177 were the intended targets, the investigation is still active and ongoing. Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about this incident is requested to contact the Tip line at 269-927-0293 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP (7867) or provide information anonymously via the TIP411 app located in your app store. Search your app store by entering Benton Harbor DPS. BHDPS also takes information or tips from the Ring Neighbors App as well. BHDPS was assisted by the Michigan State Police and Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.