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Dareon A. Brown

Age 18

Michigan City, Indiana

“What’s up,” he asked the boy

He was a fan of the television series “The Walking Dead.” One of seven siblings, he had four sisters and two brothers. He attended elementary and high school in Indianapolis, then moved to Michigan City with his mother.

He was sitting in a car with his girlfriend when a 16-year-old boy approached, someone she recognized from school. “What’s up?” he said.

Dareon A. Brown, 18, was shot on Dec. 18, 2018. His girlfriend drove him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds. The 16-year-old boy was charged with murder, and his bond set at $1 million.

By Ava Uditsky · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.