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A criminal complaint against Jelani Abiola Jernigan, who held off police for several hours from a house at 3807 Aldrich Ave. N., has been released and contains incredible details about what happened. Click here to skip right to a copy of the criminal complaint...
According to the complaint, a male victim whose initials are E.F. got into a verbal altercation with his neighbor, Jelani Jernigan. When the victim walked away, incredibly, Jernigan fired a shot from a shotgun. The victim didn't bother calling police at that time. Police probably rolled right up because of a shot spotter activation, but no arrests were made.
The next day, March 8, the victim was walking home from a friend's house and and was right in front of his own home which is directly in front of Jernigan's house at 3807 Aldrich Ave. N. When Jernigan saw the victim, Jernigan came running out, cursing.
Then Jernigan went back in his own house, got a shotgun, and and fired at the victim twice. Now having apparently reached his limit under the "no snitching" code, the victim went inside his own house and called police, who arrived in force.
Jernigan barricaded himself inside the house and would not obey the orders of police to come out. He could be heard firing multiple gunshots inside the residence and at one point informed officers he would not be taken alive.
When police were sending tear gas inside, Jernigan ran outside and shot at police while they were hunkered down behind an armored vehicle.
Jernigan then ran back inside the residence but I'm guessing the tear gas was too much, because he immediately ran outside and tried to flee on foot. He was apprehended.
It should be noted the defendant has been convicted of a crime of violence and is not allowed to possess weapons.