• Clerk: Woman killed at Jacksonville BP said 'Please don't let me die'

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    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is working to identify two suspects who killed a Jacksonville mother. 

    Sahara Barkley was shot on New Year’s Day during a carjacking at the BP station on Stockton Street in Riverside.  

    The victim, Sahara Barkley, was shot late on New Year's Day on Stockton Street. Barkley, the mother of a 1-year-old, was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 

    "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 stop the blood." 

    “She didn’t deserve to be shot,” said Rosie Brooks, Barkley's mother. “She’s got a 1-year-old son. What am i gonna tell my grandbaby?”

    “This just still feels so unreal. You see this all the time, but you never think that its going to hit your door, but it shows me nobody is exempt. Justice will be served for my daughter.” 


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    The clerk said that 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 backwards, 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 added that the victim had a 1-year-old son. 

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