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Amauri Green

Age 16

Detroit, Michigan

Died while fixing a flat tire

He was a happy and occasionally silly teenager who liked to crack jokes.

He and a buddy were driving on West Seven Mile Road after leaving a nearby T-shirt embroidery shop. They suddenly had to stop their car. His last words to his father on the phone were, “Give me a second, I got a flat tire.” Seconds later, he and his friend were shot by two men. They were both rushed to the hospital. His buddy survived. He didn’t make it.

Amauri Green, 16, was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting on August 24, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan.

By Lindsey Britton · Age 19
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 jokesters

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Eric Xavier Degori

His jokes could make anyone laugh

Will Earl Davis Jr.

The rising senior was always smiling

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Edgar Alan Espino

Jokester loved to make people laugh

Daron Johnson

He went to celebrate another’s life

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Deandre Moon

Overnight tragedy for a basketball fan

Terale Claridy-Vaught

‘Solid’ friend barely gets to adulthood

Robert Carranza

He liked to post song lyrics

Eddie Daiquan Grant

A devoted boyfriend and rap fan

Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Matthew James Jurado

Challenging student had a compassionate heart

Ryan J. Dillon

A playful boy, stopped by bullets

Manuel Lopez Jr.

High school senior set to graduate

Domoni Gaither

He had a bright white smile