Man sentenced to life for construction killing

Posted at 6:50 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 18:50:06-04

Kenyon Jackson has been sentenced to life plus 20 years for last year's murder of construction worker Nathanial Wheeler.  

According to witnesses, Jackson was driven to the construction site by an unknown driver, where he shot Wheeler multiple times in his head and body. Wheeler was left hanging from the Bobcat he was operating. 

Jackson fled the scene with the unknown driver. A nearby office heard the gunshots and witnessed the car fleeing the scene. Police were able to chase and apprehend Jackson after he fled from the vehicle. 

Police discovered that Nathanial Wheeler is the brother of Carlos Wheeler, a "Gucci Boys" gang member who was sentenced to life for the attempted murder of Ronnie Thomas Jr., the son of Ronnie "Skinny Suge" Thomas, creator of the "Stop Snitching" videos. 

Three days after Carlos Wheeler was sentenced, Ronnie Thomas Jr. was murdered. Investigators believe Nathanial Wheeler's killing in retaliation for his brother attempting to murder Thomas Jr.