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Chicano Kobe Phillips

Age 18

Washington, District of Columbia

A momma’s boy and young father

Known as “Cano,” he was a momma’s boy whose mother posted an image of herself puckering up with him on Facebook. At 18-years old, he was the father to a child of his own.  

He was hanging out in a second-floor apartment, just around the corner from his home. Afterwards, a GoFundMe page was launched so his family could move and “be sure of their safety.”

Chicano Kobe Phillips, 18, was shot at 1:02 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2018, by an unidentified gunman in the Washington Highlands neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He died two days later.

By Matthew Asuncion · Age 19 and Tara Mobasher · 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

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

Doumba Sannoh

Fatal price for the American dream

Aiyonna Clarice Barrett

Her unborn child died with her

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

Royale D'Von Smith Jr.

Never got to meet his baby

Deshaun Singleton

His daughter won’t see him play