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Antonio Shai Robinson

Age 18

Stamford, Connecticut

“That kid never missed a tackle”

He was on the small side, but that didn’t prevent him from playing football. Co-captain of the Black Knights at Stamford Academy in Stamford, Connecticut, he made his mark as a positive presence, “an awesome, awesome kid.”

“I don’t know if you have ever seen one of our team’s games, but Antonio was our defense,” Coach Jamar Greene said. “That kid never missed a tackle.”

Antonio Shai Robinson, 18, was heading to a basketball game in Stamford on May 31, 2018, when he was shot and killed. He would have graduated in June. More than 300 people came to his funeral.

By Ava Uditsky · Age 16 and Yasmeen Franks · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy