Ava Le'Ray Barrin

A transgender gang fight left a teenager dead at an apartment complex in downtown Athens, Georgia on Sunday.

Rayquann Deonte Jernigan, 17, who went by the name Ava Le’Ray Barrin, was shot by another transgender man in the parking lot of the Riverview Apartments on College Avenue.

21-year-old Jalen Breon Brown, pictured below, was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Police say neither Jernigan nor Brown lived in the apartment complex. They were visiting other transgenders who lived at the complex.

Jalen Breon Brown
 
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“It started out as an argument between friends of the suspect and victim,” said Capt. Jerry Saulters, commanding officer of the Athens-Clarke County police Criminal Investigations Division.
 
Saulters said Brown was on the second floor of one of the buildings arguing with Jernigan and two friends who were in the parking lot at about 11:45 a.m. Brown reportedly fired a “warning shot” near Jernigan before he went down to the parking lot where he and Jernigan began fighting.

At some point during the scuffle, Jernigan was shot in the chest. He was unresponsive when police arrived, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Brown claimed self-defense, but Saulters said his motive doesn’t hold up.

“It did not hold up because he fired towards the victim prior to the fight, and a fight does not constitute deadly force,” Saulters said.

Several transgender organizations, including one group based in England, released statements condemning the local newspapers for “misgendering” Jernigan by referring to him using male pronouns.

“What saddens and infuriates us as an organization that seeks to represent and empower black trans women is that Ava was just 17 years old and hadn’t even had a chance to follow her dreams yet,” Black Transwomen Inc. said in a statement. “Ava has become not only the 14th trans woman murdered in the U.S. in 2017, she unfortunately is now the youngest one killed this year. She is also the 12th African American trans person killed this year.”

The statement failed to mention that another gender confused individual killed Jernigan.





  • Ms.Vanilla

    Good morning Roses! It’s a beautiful Friday! Say something nice to someone today… Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Greatgrape37

    Very sad state of affairs

  • ShelbyMoore

    These mentally ill DUDES need to cut this shat out. You mugfugs are all boys! Stop the madness and find a reputable psychiatrist. The entire world has gone mad….instead of helping the mentally ill, we are forcing sane people to accept this madness as normal. FOHWTBS!

    Good day, sir, ma’am….

    And Happy Fourth and a wonderful long weekend to you Roses out there.

  • Cricket404

    Even ladybugs kill other ladybugs…

  • MistaO

    Traditional FAMILY is what would solve all this confusion and mess. Yet, most females today still resist playing the role they were ment to.

  • Karen Brady

    Well said. Amen and Happy and safe 4th to you as well.

  • MookieFly

    Hmm you bring up a good point. Question tho: When these mentally unstable people get rehabilitated, would you date one? Even love one?

  • Elevated Soul

    That guy looked so unnatural….He looked fake.I can only imaging all the windmilling that went on with these men but clearly this dude was shot.

    There is always something in someone’s spirit that will let you know,they are not as they appear,if you pay attention….They all look so unnatural.

  • Elevated Soul

    Lets not just put this on the women okay….

    The biggest pusher of this unnatural lifestyle are liberals and when it comes to Black people,Obama pushed this ish like no other.This lifestyle is definitely something that the globalists want.

  • soujourn_erets

    Oh no…you done dissed OB. Prepare yourself for the storm to come.

  • Elevated Soul

    LMAO….I could care less about Obama zombies. I just put the truth out there.

  • JerseyMom

    If you were born with a pee-pee, then you are a male (even if you tuck your penis or cut it off) and he is the appropriate pronoun. Next!

  • soujourn_erets

    Word. Yea, he didn’t do anything to benefit our people. We were included in the big pot, but didn’t have an individual dish like some other folks. Get what I’m saying?

  • MookieFly

    Sigh, I did notice several niche news outlets reported it as a trans hate story. Glad to know something closer to the real details. I feel like the future is gonna be flucked up with these young people running it

  • soujourn_erets

    They already do run it. Sad story

  • GuestSTAR

    A transgender gang fight. Wonder was this captured on video.

  • MookieFly

    I remember there was a shitty housing/job market that was turned around by President Obama or did everyone forget about that because it was earlier his presidency?

  • soujourn_erets

    There’s definitely a heavy presence/influence of a homosexual spirit in Georgia and San Fran. Folks need help.

    Sad, sad, sad.

  • millz

    lol ? that tickled me

  • Phillybruh

    This generation whether trans or whatever, can’t fight and can’t take a loss. They don’t know how to handle anything and the way they solve it is with a gun.

  • soujourn_erets

    Not knocking that. You have every right to believe that he had the power behind that change. These presidents are puppets. They entities/powers-that-be are the ones who changed it.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Boo the spirit is all over the world. #staywoke

  • MookieFly

    Actually I would say partially. Close but they not there yet. Young people run the social world, which can influence everything from tv to politics but doesn’t control it. Evident by our recent election. All the hooting and hollering for Hilary didn’t do much when old people came out to the polls

  • soujourn_erets

    I know. I said heavy influence in these two areas.

  • soujourn_erets

    True.. I see where you’re coming from

  • RespectSelf

    I’m sorry, but I feel like these folks are mentally ill and unstable. It is really said that we are encouraging this stuff.

    More on topic: Everybody is tripping lol. Why are these folks killing people over silly dumb stuff. Like what is going on in some of these folks heads that they feel they need to end a life… and theirs too smh

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ??

  • Faithz

    My goodness these Killing’s are Senseless, when will people try to stay away from trouble instead of diving in head first with these Unstable clowns.

  • Soda

    “Ava has become not only the 14th trans woman murdered in the U.S. in 2017, she unfortunately is now the youngest one killed this year. She is also the 12th African American trans person killed this year.”
    ****************************************************************
    But this person wasn’t killed for being transgender, so why make it seem that he was a target?

  • imright

    he shouldve shot who ever did his facial work ??

  • Mbailey

    TRANSGENDER gang fight? Rayquan? 21 years old and looks 30?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Ava should have had his ass in school, or learning a trade or something–not having a sissy fight in a ghetto apartment complex in Athens.

    I also think 17 is very young to be calling yourself Ava, although this isn’t uncommon. Where is this child’s parents?

    I was having a chat with a friend the other day about the difference between black gay clubs and gatherings and white gay clubs and gatherings. I don’t frequent either. However, the whities know how to party, pop their bills, screw each other and do whatever else they do and then take their ass home; black gays have to come with the drama, fight at the club, break car windows and just carry on. WHY?

    There’s a lot of violence in the black gay community–especially with the under age 35 crowd. Its stupid as hell.

    Young gays need to focus less on “The Scene” and running with devious friends, and focus more on succeeding and staying healthy. Leave the drama alone.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Next!

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Perhaps all the trans confused people should take each other out. I know this might sound cold but I’m feeling a little testy today.

  • NeverSurprised

    How dare Black Transwomen Inc. imply that this is an example of societal violence AGAINST so-called “trans” women. This was a gang of mentally ill people engaged in a public display of violence that could easily have resulted in a stray bullet finding its way to an innocent bystander. We all know how gay men can get when they start carrying on ( probably over a man). Well, this was just gay men in weaves with some hormone injections thrown in, so you do the math.

    I’m sorry the young man is dead, but what do you expect when people who need psychological help are no longer getting it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So were these people trans then they formed a gang or did a bunch of gangbangers decide to transition as a group?

    Just asking…….

  • myla watson

    Wow

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you need to get some brains.

    Once an area becomes knows as friendly to group X then more of X move to that place.

    It happens to all demographics, occupations and ‘lifestyles’.

    See how that works.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!
    Can you imagine the windmilling going on?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.
    You sound as simple as Sandra.
    All of the gays I have met came from two parent households and some of them were even married to women.
    Just because you see an ‘intact’ household doesn’t mean its happy or conducive to raising ‘normal’ people, but troll on.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Righhhhhhhhhhht.
    Gay people didn’t exist before Obama.
    Ha,ha,ha!!!!!

  • soujourn_erets

    I “need to get some brains”? Lol

    I get your point. I believe what you said ties into my opinion.

  • Soda

    Don’t I know it—I’m becoming the minority in my neighborhood, a person who speaks English as a first language.

  • Yardgirl

    RIP

  • ShelbyMoore

    Nope, but there are a lot of women out there who don’t mind that their men have been fawked in the a$s by another man….I’m just not one of those females.

  • Patricia

    i had a gay classmate who used to show up every monday with fresh bruises, cuts, scratches all over. i finally got up the nerve to pry and he said he gets in fights “at da cluub”. i guess it aint fun/turnt/lit without a dose of drama

  • ShelbyMoore

    I’ve said it time and time again, Obama did this shat. I’m with you.

  • Guest

    I giggled at this. I’m going to hell. smh.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    These EMOTIONALLY BROKEN young people from
    EMOTIONALLY BROKEN parents.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    All I see is we are still killing each other.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Kat said its self esteem of your mutha fn self.

  • Anunnaki

    me too.. let us pray…

  • SumthinSweeter

    Smh, it’s sad this young person lost his life but you cannot rename someone’s biological gender.

  • hottlanta

    And the response from Leroy Cox and the LGTBQ community is.

  • NeverSurprised

    Look at you, speaking truth, logic and biological FACTS in 2017.

  • Dr.Rue

    21??? Doesn’t look like a 21 year old male or female…maybe 40

  • Yall StayWoke

    With a name like Rayquann-“he”never stood a chance at life. Tf wrong with these women giving their children these flamboyant names? Do you hate your kids that much?? I wish the fk my momma woulda named me some sht like “Luh’Quann” I’d call child services

  • Alisa

    Jack always said there is really a Gay Mafia

  • Malcom Flex

    So… it’s black males killing other black males what else is new?

  • Malcom Flex

    And I’d bet you a hunny none of those males had a father in their lives.

  • Malcom Flex

    You can’t tell these chicks shat. I have some nephews with some wack azz names, SMDH and of course they want to be…RAPPERS.

  • Malcom Flex

    Kat who?

  • Malcom Flex

    Hip hop culture and video games=violence as conflict resolution.

  • Miany

    Agreed.. I think this is a generational issue. Not a gay/black/whatever. I have noticed that folk in this generation seem super quick to pull a gun. No idea what conflict resolution is.

  • primadutch

    My homegirl named her son Foundation, but look how she spelled it… Phonda’Shun…and his nickname is Dashen!

  • the guest

    They won’t respond because they distance themselves from any incident that is evidence of trans identity being confused, tragic, and detrimental to young black men.

    No one can convince me these trans black males and black females are not deeply wounded inside from the pain of life they have faced.

  • the guest

    Normalizing this trans epidemic is preventing this mental illness from being treated and these are the tragic results.

  • the guest

    Ava should have had HIS ass in school…

    LOL

  • the guest

    Truth.

  • Malcom Flex

    Pitiful and let me guess: No grown men in the family to handle that shit! WHY are we as a people so damn stubborn about the importance of naming kids for success?? All the La’Que’Nieshas and Da’NaiousJuan just makes it harder for them to get ahead.

  • Athena Panagakos

    YES!!! Sick and tired of all this bull$#^+! Let’s call a spade a spade.?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    By now, everyone should know a man who thinks he’s a woman, is extremely unstable and capable of anything… including murder.

  • Kayke

    That’s all that testosterone suppression. Cut this ish out.

  • Kayke

    You’re not serious!!!!!

  • TeeTee

    If you go and read thru the partitions that are posted in the East Point publication you will find a large amount of name change postings. It is very interesting.

  • NeverSurprised

    This is too much!

  • semaj24philly

    Me reading this article was enough.I don’t need to read these ignorant comments as well.

  • AnastasYah

    Leviticus 20:13 If a man lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:They shall surely be put to death.

  • NeverSurprised

    You always bring the rational, black, straight male perspective, something which is sorely needed in these discussions. Thank you!

  • I’keya Ross

    Yeah im gone blame the meds….or water

  • Elevated Soul

    Obama has never cared about Black people.

  • Elevated Soul

    I totally get what you are saying…..

  • https://www.instagram.com/thegrandedom/ The GrandDOM

    gender confused.. your horrible ass one sided wack ass “journalism” gtf Sandra ..you bitches are so bothered that you cant even report with some decency.. someone lost their life and you cant even respect them in their demise…

  • https://www.instagram.com/thegrandedom/ The GrandDOM

    i wish this were true.. it’d be more dead black bastards.. seeing as its black men who kill Trans people statistically …

  • https://www.instagram.com/thegrandedom/ The GrandDOM

    well seeing how this is a rarity .. trans on trans violence … but not in the black community as blacks are killing each other everyday, no one can convince me that blacks as a whole are not deeply wounded inside from the pain of life they have faced.

  • https://www.instagram.com/thegrandedom/ The GrandDOM

    tell that to the black mentally ill people who shoot and steal and kill everyday…. because people that look like you do this everyday and youre not telling them to find therapy.. you said something about rehab but even after you still cant even find it your spirit to even love them.. i think its people like you are the problem…

  • dontgetblocked

    Nothing like a bunch of trans fighting each other. Now one is dead. Just stupid. When you witness a warning shot….run. Don’t invite the fool down for a fight.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    REALLY? I wasn’t aware. That is interesting.

    Are you talking about the Neighbor Newspapers, because I don’t recall EP having a newspaper?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    That’s a mess

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Black people are declaring war on each other. Its horrible and very, very sad.

  • Jussjess25

    Yesss he did ??.. do you kno the show is coming back lmfaoo I cant wait!

  • Moon Lee

    Mental illness is real ! Look @ the madness! Horrible….

  • Patricia

    everybody faces pain and loss and obstacles in life but not everybody turns into a monster bc of it. blacks rob, steal, lie, cheat, and kill each other daily and blame the white man/system. nope! thats who you really are on the inside or else ALL blacks would be lowlifes and criminals. we have ALL experienced life.

  • Baldheadeagle

    so what cell block will the he/she be on,do they have their own prison?

  • Meme

    Trans on trans violence

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Violence among the mentally ill is quite common.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Some jails separate the fruits from the vegetables. ?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    What about women who lieth with other women?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    LMAO! ?

  • AnastasYah

    The same goes for them as well.

  • Vonn

    This dude murdered someone & these trans groups are worried about male pronouns being used.

  • https://www.everipedia.com/alephordaz/ Angel Ordaz

    Hello Everyone, This is a wiki that was made in her memory: https://www.everipedia.com/rayquann-deonte-jernigan-ava-leray-barrin/

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks for the link. This is why I wash everything I buy from a department store before I wear it.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/372dc0ee56cf27c8ec2ae6d569ed621ec2a13c4adbbb698391891072aa10a925.png

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yep. Raised by a single mother.

  • MRiGOThim

    lol, good one & you are soooo telling the truth. The thugs go crazy over a “FEM QUEEN” in jail chile!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Violence in the LGBT community is not a rarity. The crimes are under reported by the leftists in the media. You can’t party at a gay bar without witnessing a fight.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    And these fights, face slashings and stabbings are rarely reported to the police. If it is reported, the news media omits the LGBT part.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yet this poor deceased young man was raised by a single mother.

  • UdonNo

    The South is the gay ngga capital. Lots of confused black men with time on they hands. Smh.

  • UdonNo

    Trans are the most unproductive group of people. ..what they do besides hair and makeup jobs? How they contribute to society?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Yes, they do! I had a friend who was locked up. They asked him if he wanted to serve time with the gays or in general population. He picked GP. Then, he proceeded to make make-up out of Vaseline and colored chalk! LMAO! May he rest in peace.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Ok. As long as hell is an equal opportunity employer.

  • https://www.instagram.com/thegrandedom/ The GrandDOM

    TRANS ON TRANS violence is a rarity … is what i said…no the girls are not out at the clubs fighting every night…

  • https://www.instagram.com/thegrandedom/ The GrandDOM

    ridding the world of a whole type of people doesnt sound like testy.. sounds like hitler, mussolini, yeah …

  • Layah Jhene

    …Well that’s unfortunate

  • Layah Jhene

    Lmao pretty much.

  • Layah Jhene

    Yep!!! He pushed that Gay shit. And thousands of Black men got murdered by cops under his presidency. Before that none of this shit was happening at an alarming rate. He signed a Bill for Gay Marriages, He signed a bill to protect Cops. He signed a Bill for cops can come up in your house to Remove people that’s not on your lease. He signed a Bill where they cab take your guns. Etc

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    lol

    You’re going to cling to your anecdotal evidence regardless.

  • Nonya Bizness

    “Several transgender organizations, including one group based in England, released statements condemning the local newspapers for “misgendering” Jernigan by referring to him using male pronouns.” THIS is an issue imo. They don’t really care that two people are dead. They Care about someone being called the wrong pronoun. I watched a video yesterday about Canada trying to pass a law where people can go to jail for calling someone by the wrong pronoun. Are you f’n kidding me? JAIL for referring to someone by something other than what they WANT to be referred to as. This s hit is ridiculous, out of control, and only getting worse.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Oh you didn’t hear? Denmark removed Gender Dysphoria as a mental illness from the DSM. A quack in Oregon said “SRS is NO different than any other LIFE SAVING SURGERY, like Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery or an Organ Transplant”. She said it should be classified as a Medical Condition, not Mental. I’ve never heard of someone dying because they felt they were the wrong gender. I’ve heard of people taking their own lives, BUT then that means we’re right back at it being a Mental,NOT MEDICAL illness, because taking your life is Mental. I can’t get my mind around it, other than it’s an Agenda being pushed, and I keep smh to the point of becoming dizzy. The Wendy’s about 15 miles from me in California just changed their bathrooms from 1M&1F to 2 MaleORFemale. I’m supposed to believe it’s “To help with lines”. Miss me with that BS. I won’t be using the bathroom, because that’s my solution, but don’t LIE about catering to a fraction of the mentally ill population, while encroaching on everyone else’s rights.

  • Nonya Bizness

    They can’t have their own prison, because that’s “discriminatory”. Not my words. Same reason our bathrooms are being changed from M/F to Unisex. Can’t discriminate against them. A couple years ago there was a man in prison for robbing someone to get his hormones. He was petitioning for SRS. I think he ended up receiving it as well. S hit is just switching up all around us.

  • Nonya Bizness

    You get 100 likes for that truth.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    You got the content of what I said completely wrong. When did Hitler, Mussolini, ETC ever try to take themselves out???

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I’m gay; so, people can’t use the old homophobia argument with men. I used to have friends who dressed up as women. The sane ones knew and accepted the fact that they were merely boys in dresses. They were also the ones who were usually gainfully employed. The men who insisted they were women born in the wrong body, were generally shoplifters, prostitutes, con-artists, and downright delusional.

  • MRiGOThim

    Yes indeed…You’ll never go hungry, lol!!! The dudes be tryna get you all the zoo zoos & wam wams you can eat for sum of that “boi pussy”!!!

  • stanhope

    Chile who is coming up with these ridiculous..could only be a negro..names?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Were these transgenders or trans3xuals? 17 seems a little young to have had a total conversion. It aint cheap either.
    RIP Rayquann.

  • EMILY POST

    Wow now kids are sexually confused as teenagers?? Seems like the liberal push to socialize children with homosexuality is working…
    Shouldn’t highschoolers be preparing for the SATS no they are preparing for a sex change because they are confused??? what a huge difference 8yrs makes!

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Dr. Kat WIlliams

  • primadutch

    I swear on everything I love.

  • primadutch

    The daddy was actually in the home!!! I don’t understand it either.

  • primadutch

    And he’s about 5’10”, at just 16!

  • Kayke

    SMH!
    Too bad phonetically it’s FondaShun without that U… It’s “Fonda” like Jane Fonda….no long sound. Just terrible.

  • Rayscoty

    Transexual gangs ?

  • Allihave2say

    I keep asking the same question and I will until I get the answer I want. Every time I go to the bank I keep saying I’m wealthy and I want to be called so and given money as such. I never get treated the way I want. Where’s the social movement for that?

  • Allihave2say

    I bet he doesn’t have on drawls but some panties and balls are mustying up the pants crotch.

  • Allihave2say

    #priorities #focusonthem

  • Ant Hill

    faqs gone wild, will Obama make a comment on their behalf?

  • Ant Hill

    no batty man, made in HIS memory, may he rest in piss.

  • Ant Hill

    f*ck you faqqot, boom bye in all you batty bwoy head.

  • https://www.instagram.com/thegrandedom/ The GrandDOM

    you mad lmaoooo ..it stems from jealousy tho.. why are you so upset.. the guy you loved mustve left you for a transwoman or something..it happens sus lol

  • https://www.instagram.com/thegrandedom/ The GrandDOM

    fuck your mutha

  • Royal Disaster

    How do you know a total conversion was completed?

  • Royal Disaster

    How do you know a total conversion was completed?

  • Royal Disaster

    I thought it was just me. ?

  • Royal Disaster

    I thought it was just me. ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That’s my question.

  • Chrystal Smith

    “Gender confused” fuck you