Death – 1 arrested, another sought in shooting death of Riverview graduate, shot while home for Christmas

Death – Obituary

An arrest was made in connection to a Dec. 29 shooting at Ackerman Park that killed an 18-year-old Riverview High School graduate and budding college football player, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies are still looking for the other suspect in the shooting.  

Deputies say Kalvion Turner, 20, was previously named as one of two suspects in the fatal shooting. 

He voluntarily turned himself in to authorities on Thursday. The second suspect, 20-year-old Nyquan Priester, is still on the run. 

Courtesy: Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office

The shooting happened shortly before 11 p.m. at the park located at 400 Apex Road in Sarasota. 

Witnesses told deputies that about 40 to 50 people were gathered in the park when several shots were fired from the back seat of a vehicle in the parking lot. Dylan Jenkins, a standout both on and off the football field, was killed.

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Dylan just finished his first college semester and was home for Christmas break when a fight broke out at the park. Deputies say Dylan wasn’t involved, but was hit by the gunfire that rang out. 

Bystanders saw him on the ground with a single gunshot wound to his back. Someone drove him away from the scene to another parking lot nearby where paramedics pronounced him deceased.

Graduation photo of Dylan Jenkins, Riverview High class of 2020

Detectives say they learned the suspect’s vehicle was a gold Hyundai and they believed Turner and Prieste were in the backseat. 

Deputies are still searching for Priester who is wanted for second-degree murder and discharging a firearm from a vehicle within 1,000 feet of any person.

Image courtesy Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office

Turner has been charged with a single count of principal to second-degree murder with a firearm.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900.


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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.