Brooklyn, New York
Web design intern, brother of six
Dancing in the living room, candlestick in hand, tapping along in what he called his “Michael Jackson shoes” — that’s how his mother, Shawndell Henry, remembers him. “He lit up the world,” she told The Trace.
The brother of six siblings was a web design intern and an up-and-coming rapper whose favorite meal was his mom’s Caribbean shrimp roti.
Christopher Williams, 18, saved his friend from an attack outside a Brooklyn storefront, but was shot in the back as he walked away. He died days later on June 16, 2018. His mother hopes to start an anti-gun violence organization in his honor.