Father Used Toddler Son As A Shield During A Drug Deal As Protection, Son Killed

PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2022)—  A Philadelphia toddler who was shot several times when his father brought him to a drug deal as protection, has died.

Yaseem Jenkins, who was just 11 months at the time of the shooting, died on Tuesday, according to a statement by his family.

Philadelphia’s district attorney said they are awaiting an inquest report to establish the cause of death, but said they have reason to believe the three-year-old died due to his original injuries from the incident three years ago.

“I want to express my deepest condolences for the loss of Yaseem to his family. This is a tough moment,” he told journalists at a press conference.

Investigators said Yaseem was in a car with his father, Nafes Monroe, and Monroe’s girlfriend at the time of the drug deal.

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