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DaKwaun Tyre Faulks

Age 18

Macon, Georgia

Proud father ready for new beginning

He was no longer trapped inside his own problems. He took off the familiar orange jumpsuit and was finally free, ready to start over as he looked forward to a brand new day.  

Known as “DaDa,” he was the father of a 3-year-old girl. He often posted photos of her on his facebook and left captions like “I love this lil girl with all my heart,” showing his appreciation for his daughter.

DaKwaun Tyre Faulks, 18, of Macon, Georgia, was shot in the back on the evening of Aug. 19, 2018. He died one day after he was released from jail.

By Zoe Hsu · Age 16 and Christian Lewis · Age 19
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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

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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

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

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