Miami Man Charged After Shooting Burglar Who Begged For His Life

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A Miami man who allegedly chased an unarmed burglar and shot him several times as he begged for his life is facing an attempted murder charge.

Corthoris Jamal Jenkins, 28, was playing video games Tuesday in the bedroom of his North-Miami Dade efficiency when a suspected burglar, Xavier West, stormed inside, the Miami Herald reported.

But instead of picking up the phone to call cops, Jenkins grabbed an assault-style rifle and shot West several times while West was on his knees after chasing him down a street, police and prosecutors said.

“He begins to what appears to be to beg for his life,” Miami-Dade Detective Iry Watson told a judge Wednesday.

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“But the defendant takes the assault rifle and shoots him multiple times.”

Jenkins, who first told police he “blacked out” prior to the shooting, seemingly admitted to gunning down West during Wednesday’s hearing, the Herald reported.

“I didn’t shoot him while he was on the ground,” Jenkins told a judge. “I’m the victim, ma’am.”

Judge Mindy Glazer disagreed with that claim, according to the report.

“You’re the victim of a potential burglary, but you can’t just go around shooting people,” Glazer retorted.

Headline photo caption: Corthoris Jenkins

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