Monday, January 12, 2009

Manhunt Monday - Jahmal Devon McKenzie

A search for drugs ends with a spray of bullets into a neighborhood. Now, the search is on for a suspect who got away.
This all started back on July 25, 2008. Police say the suspect was trying to buy drugs, but got in a fight on the 2600 block of Caselton.
Police say Jahmal McKenzie and a buddy came back later and fired shots into several nearby residences, then drove off. McKenzie is wanted for attempted murder, firing into a structure, and carrying a concealed weapon. He's 22 years old, six foot one, and 150 pounds.

McKenzie has several distinct tattoos:
• The number “702" on his chest. This is the Las Vegas telephone area code.
• The words “G Shit 4 Life” on his left arm. "G shit" is a term meaning "the gangster lifestyle. "4 life" is obvious.
• The letters “GP” and a drawing of a crown on his chest. According to, "GP" refers to the "general population" of a jail or prison. Thus, this tattoo boasts that he runs any prison he's in.

UPDATE: A viewer advises us that "The GP and the crown (can also appear as GPK) stands for Gershen Park Kingsmen, a gang originally located in North Las Vegas. Since the projects known as Gershen Park were demolished, members of the GPK have been spread throughout the valley. However, they continue to refer to themselves by their former neighborhood."

• “While 369" on his right forearm. This refers to a sex act involving one man and two women.

Jahmal Devon McKenzie also uses the first names Jahmar, Jahral, and
Jahamar. If you've seen him, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

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