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Antonio Prince Rusk

Age 13

Riverdale, Georgia

Classrooms will miss his contagious laughter

He sits, arms crossed, partially obscuring his gold shirt. His face is slightly tilted as he beams for the camera. The photo is captioned “Long Live Tone,” a mantra repeated by family and friends alike.

He had a “glowing smile” and was known for his kind heart and bubbly laughter. During school, he often visited classrooms other than his own, just to say hi.

On April 17, 2018, Antonio Prince Rusk, 13, was found facedown in his home in Riverdale, Georgia, from a gunshot wound.

By Madison Hahamy · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies