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Armond Latimore

Age 17

Saint Louis, Missouri

He was glad he made 17

It was his 17th birthday. He didn’t want anything elaborate, asking his mother only for cake and ice cream to celebrate. His mother left to pick some up.

In a Facebook post an hour before he headed out, he wrote “I'm just glad I can say I made it to see 17” and added two hashtags:  #MYDAY and #FREEGANG. He had dreams of becoming a rap artist.

He was standing outside of a restaurant approximately one-half mile from his house when it happened. Armond Latimore was shot in the head on Aug.18, 2018, in the 3100 block of North Grand Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri.

By Lila Taylor · Age 16
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More than 80 musicians

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

Beverly McBride

Purple hair, just like her dad

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

Ramon Enriquez Barragan

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Robert Spencer Biggers Jr.

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Trevon Fareed Richardson

College, football, a scholarship. All lost.

James Claggion IV

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Zachary Mulford

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Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Ke’Andre Johnson

Cut off after only one verse

Kaileigh Lin Collier

Was “more beautiful than she knew”

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

Taylor Hayes

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Arthur Roger Holloway III

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Montrell Anthony Mouzon

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Brandon Nash Hammett

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