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Woman killed during robbery attempt at Palm Beach Gardens gas station

Posted at 11:42 AM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 16:11:07-04

A woman was shot and killed Friday night during a robbery attempt at a Palm Beach Gardens gas station.

Police responded to a report of a robbery with gunshots fired at the Chevron gas station at 12220 Alternate A1A at approximately 10:58 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located Jacqueline Rae Barthelemy, 36, who was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center. She was later pronounced deceased.

Jacqueline leaves behind a husband and two children. Her husband, Michael Cimbrec, said, "They shattered us by taking that for a little bit of money. Just senselessly for whatever reason - couldn't have let her go."

The suspect, 18-year-old Ezequiel Nunez, was identified as the shooter who was attempting to commit a robbery.

Nunez was arrested and transported to the Palm Beach County Jail and is facing multiple charges including murder and robbery with a firearm.

On Saturday, September 19, Palm Beach Gardens police announced a second suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of Jacqueline Ray Barthelemy. 19-year-old Sania La Shay Williams Cox of Pompano Beach was arrested and is facing murder, robbery with a firearm, and other charges.

Cox was apprehended by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Tactical Crime Unit, U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and was booked into the Broward County Jail.

Jackie's family issued the following statement after the arrest of the second suspect:

We’d like to start off by saying thank you to all the Law Enforcement officers involved in the apprehension of the second suspect. We also want to thank the community who has come together to show their love, compassion, and support during this tragedy. Although we are relieved by the arrest, we continue to feel the pain that this senseless act of violence resulted in. Jackie was an amazing person with a heart of gold and a smile that would light up any room. She was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew her.