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Amir Rashad Lynn

Age 18

Mims, Florida

“We only apart to meet again”

He had a love for adventure. Nicknamed “Cool” by those close to him, he was “mysterious and very curious,” his aunt, Gale Lynn, told The Trace. “He loved challenges.”

He loved his family dearly. He passed down his love of dogs and football to his brother Rashean Lynn. Rashean dedicated his graduation cap to him. It read “We only apart to meet again.” His aunt said he was an amazing kid: “The good outweighed the bad.”

Amir Rashad Lynn, 18, was shot on February 7, 2019 while fleeing the scene of an alleged crime in Mims, Florida.

By Sokhna Fall · Age 17 and SaMya Overall · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.