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Daquon Tyus Munson

Age 17

Tyler, Texas

A rising senior, a would-be firefighter

He enjoyed playing basketball, riding his bike and talking to his friends, said his mother Ladidre Belvins. He was heading into his final year at Robert E. Lee High School.

Known as “Dada,” he wanted to be a firefighter. His dad shared his feelings about him online: “I LOVE YOU AND MISS U, U WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.”

On July 23, 2018, Daquon Tyus Munson, 17, was shot at least twice in his home in Tyler, Texas. His mother’s ex-boyfriend allegedly fatally shot Daquon and his mom’s new boyfriend. His mother survived a gunshot to the head.

By Lucas Dodson · Age 16 and Matthew Asuncion · Age 19
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