Kenneth Lamont Jernigan
Baby K, missed by his cousins
To his beloved older cousins, he was simply known as “Baby K.”
He grew up in urban Davidson County, where one-third of children live in poverty. In his home city of Nashville, homicide rates consistently rank among the nation’s highest, spiking most recently in 2017.
On June 11, 2018, in a county where white residents’ income is nearly double that of African-Americans, a young black man was shot and killed as he attempted to rob a Burger King just 20 minutes from his Putnam Drive home. Kenneth Lamont Jernigan, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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