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Christian Jose Garcia Sanchez

Age 15

Tucson, Arizona

Teen showed appreciation for loved ones

He enjoyed being in the company of his family and friends. He wasn’t afraid to show his love and memories with them through social media. 

His Facebook page shows posts dedicated to his mother and family on Mother’s Day, and pictures of past quinceañeras; family and friends were the heart of his life. When it happened, it was his 10-year-old brother who ran to a neighbor with the news.

During the afternoon of June 21, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona, 15-year-old Christian Jose Garcia Sanchez was shot dead by his stepfather; his mother suffered gunshot wounds but survived.

By Donavin Collins · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings