Not far from the scene of a double homicide at an illegal "after hours club," an armed man named Jelani Abiola Jernigan (DOB 3/24/87) held off police for several hours. Click here for previous blog article.
Any connection between Jernigan and the club shooting is purely speculative at this point. Maybe Jernigan just heard people shooting and thought, "Hey, that's fun, I would also like to shoot off my gun. I will just step out here to the front yard of 3807 Aldrich Ave. N."
Please don't take this for sarcasm, dear reader. It's actually not. I will warn you with the "sarcasm font" when it's sarcasm.
Even if there's no connection between Jernigan and the club shooting, Northsiders are still asking, "Who is this guy? What was his deal, anyway?"
He has quite a rap sheet. Here it is.
27-CR-08-22254 JERNIGAN, JELANI ABIOLA 03/24/1987 05/06/2008 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Nord, Beryl A. Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Aggravated Robbery First Degree
Found guilty. Served 180 days in the workhouse. Did three years of probation. Conditions included not shipping, receiving, possessing any firearm or ammo. A stay of imposition on his sentence was imposed because he violated probation conditions, though unknown which condition he violated.
27-CR-08-23429 1080466186 1080466186 JERNIGAN, JELANI ABIOLA 03/24/1987 05/13/2008 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Reckless driving - Willful or wanton disregard for safety Speed faster than reasonable and prudent 100/60
Convicted of reckless driving. The charge of going 100 in a 60 mph zone was dismissed. Watch the next entry and you will begin to see a pattern of being careless and reckless, just like somebody who fires off a gun from their yard.
27-CR-12-3385 JERNIGAN, JELANI ABIOLA 03/24/1987 01/20/2012 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Southdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocation Traffic - Speeding - Exceed Limit 76/60 Traffic - Careless Driving
Convicted of careless driving. All the other charges were dismissed.
27-CR-12-10949 JERNIGAN, JELANI ABIOLA 03/24/1987 04/04/2012 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Holton Dimick, Martha A. Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Drivers' Licenses - Use False Name/DOB To Identify Self to Police Giving Peace Officer False Name-of Another Person Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocation
Convicted of driving after revocation. Acquitted of the other two charges.
27-CR-12-12811 JERNIGAN, JELANI ABIOLA 03/24/1987 04/25/2012 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Moreno, Daniel C. Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Disorderly Conduct
Convicted on this charge. A domestic no contact order was part of the interim conditions. He was sentenced to 84 days with credit for 84 days.
CURRENTLY, the jailhouse roster lists this guy's current address as 5206 Drew Ave. N., Brooklyn Center. Previously, Jernigan was booked on a charge of terroristic threats and his mug shot appears on a popular "pay us to take down your mug shot or we'll keep it up" site, click here. There is a story on the St. Louis Park Patch website, click here, that goes into great detail about how Jernigan was charged in May of 2012 with pointing a loaded gun at a woman and threatening to kill her.