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Carnandez A. Davis

Age 17

New Orleans, Louisiana

New family never to be whole

When he wasn’t playing with his friends, he was writing music. His dreams were big for the future, hoping for a family and a successful rap career.

In the spring, he became a father to a baby boy. He looked at him like he held the world. Nothing could stop him from the future he so desired. Nothing except a bullet.

On July 5, 2018, Carnandez A. Davis, 17, was shot and killed in New Orleans, Louisiana. He ran to the home of his 11-year-old cousin, who answered the door and went to get help. He was pronounced  dead at the hospital.

By Emma Presnell · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 60 young parents

Luis Flores-Bravo

Hardworking father, planning for the future

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Dex Moore

Death of child leaves baby fatherless

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Joshua Wright

He left behind a newborn son

Ricardo Del Moro

He wanted to protect our borders

Nai’Asalyn Lasha Brown

Nursing degree unfinished, child never born

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Kyle McGowan

Without him, loved ones aren’t whole

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Doumba Sannoh

Fatal price for the American dream

Chicano Kobe Phillips

A momma’s boy and young father

Aiyonna Clarice Barrett

Her unborn child died with her

Dwight Manning

A child left without a father

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Des'mon Reyshard Anderson

His baby lost her loving dad

James Williams

"Goofy" teen liked to dance in public

Elijah Michael Naranjo

Honor student with plans to enlist

Jamar Harris

Shots rang out, two were dead