Nikko Jenkins’ mother now stands accused of providing him with both types of ammunition used in a killing spree that left four people dead.
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Lori Jenkins on two counts of being a felon in possession of ammunition — ammo that her son is alleged to have used in the killings.
Lori Jenkins, 47, is accused of buying 9mm ammunition on Aug. 20 at a Sol’s pawnshop in Omaha.
Early the next morning — about 2 a.m. Aug. 21 — Andrea Kruger was found dead at 168th and Fort Streets, shot several times with a 9 mm weapon.
It has not been determined if the bullets purchased from Sol’s were the same bullets used in Kruger’s killing, a law enforcement official said. However, they are the same caliber.
On July 30, the day of his release after a decade in prison, Nikko Jenkins received a pump-action 12-gauge shotgun from a cousin, authorities allege.
On Aug. 2, Lori Jenkins purchased two boxes of 12-gauge shells at the Canfield’s Sporting Goods Store, 8457 West Center Road.
On Aug. 11, authorities allege, Nikko Jenkins and others committed the first of four killings.
Lori Jenkins told authorities she didn’t know the 12-gauge ammo — commonly known to hunters as deer slugs — would end up in the hands of her son.
Her court-appointed attorney, Bill Eustice, said Thursday he had not been notified of the allegations regarding the 9mm ammunition.
The felon in possession charges stem from Jenkins’ 1997 conviction for felony theft.
Nikko Jenkins and a host of other family members are charged in connection with the Aug. 11 shooting deaths of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena at Spring Lake Park; the Aug. 19 shooting death of Curtis Bradford at 18th and Clark Streets; and the Aug. 21 death of Kruger. Both 9 mm and 12-gauge weapons were used in the killings, authorities say.
Cajiga-Ruiz and Uribe-Pena were shot with a 12-gauge shotgun allagedly after they were lured to the park on the pretense that they would receive sex acts.
Besides the murder charges in those deaths against Nikko Jenkins, authorities have charged his cousin Christine Bordeaux and sister Erica Jenkins with conspiracy to commit robbery.
Bradford, who met Jenkins in prison, was shot in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun and a 9 mm weapon. Authorities have charged both Nikko and Erica Jenkins with first-degree murder in that death.
They also allege that the two lured Bradford to the shooting scene on the pretense of committing a robbery together. A sister, Lori Sayles, is charged as an accessory in that case. Lori Jenkins is charged with being an accessory after the fact.
Kruger was shot in the head and back with a high-powered 9 mm rifle. Authorities also found an unspent 12-gauge shell inside her car.
Nikko Jenkins and his uncle Warren Levering are charged with first-degree murder in Kruger’s death. Bordeaux and Erica Jenkins are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.