Sahara Barkley was shot on New Year’s Day during a carjacking at the BP station on Stockton Street in Riverside.
"But I'm gonna hold onto God and say vengeance is his, and they gonna pay, and justice will be served for my daughter." Mother of 24 year old Sahara Barkley who was shot and killed at a Riverside Gas station. @ActionNewsJaxpic.twitter.com/RA2tPTmjRt
"The whole time, the lady just kept saying 'Please don’t let me die, please don’t let me die, I got a baby on the way,'" said Nyla Garner, a clerk who tried to assist the victim. "So at the same time, we tried to apply pressure (to) stop the blood."
A clerk said the victim was a daily customer and was there to purchase cigarettes.
The clerk said two suspects, one male and one female, pulled up to one of the gas pumps in a black sedan. The male suspect reportedly stole the victim’s car, which was running and parked out front. An altercation happened between the female suspect and the victim.
When the clerk noticed the suspect walking backward, the clerk ran inside and urged the victim to come with her. That's when the shots were fired, the clerk said. The shooting was captured on video surveillance, the employee said.
The clerk tells me the female victim ran outside when man drove off with her car, got into argument with a female who arrived with the man. The clerk says she broke up fight, went back inside and that's when shots were fired. @ActionNewsJaxpic.twitter.com/CcOQ6aAQzj