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Arkests Raymon Grant

Age 17

Kansas City, Missouri

His truck was in the driveway

He was a student at DeLaSalle Education Center, a school that offers students “another, and sometimes last, opportunity to complete their high school education.”

His mother had already bought his graduation gift, a maroon-colored Chevy Suburban SUV. Though he wasn’t allowed to drive it, he liked to sit inside and listen to the engine. He also liked playing basketball, despite a heart condition that required him to have a pacemaker.

Arkests Raymon Grant was shot and killed at 7:45 p.m. outside his home on Wabash Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Emergency medical technicians pronounced him dead on the sidewalk.

By Ava Uditsky · Age 16
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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