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Daquavoan Lavar Brown

Age 17

Charlotte, North Carolina

To know him, to love him

His dreadlocks were neatly parted, except for one over his face.  

They called him Quavo, perhaps after the rapper. A friend wrote, “to know Quavo was to love Quavo.” He played basketball and was two months into being 17.

On Oct. 10, 2018Daquavoan Lavar Brown was shot at a Motel 6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte-Mecklenberg medical examiner’s office ruled the shooting accidental; a teen “friend or acquaintance” is believed to have shot him. At a Nov. 3 march against gun violence, his mother said: “End the violence, put the guns down.”

By Nathalia Wyss · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy