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Daniel Gibson

Age 17

Reeds Spring, Missouri

Quiet town, killed by his father

In a photograph, his head rests atop his palm, sharp brown eyes staring off into the distance.

He moved from California to Missouri in the summer of 2017, finding peace in a quiet retirement town. A senior at Reeds Springs High School, he was “one in a million” to his friends. Both his peers and teachers adored him. One friend found injustice in his absence. “What happened to my best friend was cruel and unfair,” the friend wrote.

Daniel Gibson, 17, was killed in Reeds Springs, Missouri, on April 9, 2018. He and two other family members were shot in the head by his father.

By Nadia Farjami · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies