Not the reunion his father wanted
Since running away in February, he hadn’t spoken to his father. Their last conversation occurred over texts, screenshots that his father later put on his Facebook page: “You home?” “Yeah.” That was it.
Two months later, when a fire station in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, got the call, Chief Frank Cobb responded as usual. He turned on the sirens. Rushed to the scene. And froze: At the top of the stairs was the one person he longed to see — and, in that moment, so desperately didn’t.
Amir Cobb, 15, died on March 31, 2018, from a gunshot wound to the head.