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Brandon Blair Wareham

Age 18

Youngstown, Ohio

His life was still in construction

Brown hair, hazel eyes. He was a baseball player, a teammate and a friend. They called him “B.”

He studied engineering, graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 2017, and had a passion for building and being outdoors. He loved animals, too.

On March 3, 2018, he was in his car when his drug deal was interrupted. A man approached with a gun and the intention to rob. Brandon Blair Wareham, 18, was shot in Youngstown, Ohio, and died at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital that same day.

By Sarah Bentley · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 30 adventurers

Alisia JaNell Williams

She made her dolls happy, too

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Angel Medina

He hoped to see the world

Miguel Angel Luciano

Thankful for what his parents gave

Branden Patten

Only two brothers came back home

Teunté Lewis Rice

His shirts and life cropped short

Colton J. Jensen

He planned to ride the rodeo

Elias Knapp

Dirtbiking, skipping stones, loving his girlfriend

Trevor Alston McClements

Two weeks into his future, gone

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Nathan Isaiah Hurtado

Tragic end for a happy kid

Christopher Don Nelson

Small-town boy, fisherman and hunter

Rene Emilio Gonzalez

Once a Titan, always a Titan

Giacomo James Shields

He came with mom, neither left

Meadow Jade Pollack

An unapologetic, adventurous princess in pink

Justin Lewis Maness

A rising freshman, downed by gun

Jerimiah Xavier Hernandez

Teen cared about his friends, family

Benjamin Michael Workman-Greco

He’ll never get to marry Reagan

Keyaris Samuels

The box had a gun inside

Ibn Hatcher Downey

He was fashionable, friendly and family-oriented