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Darryl Lamar Johnson

Age 14

Jacksonville, Florida

A family visit. He never left.

Although he didn’t live in the neighborhood, he visited his family there regularly, so people started to recognize him.

Resident Algin Robinson thought nothing of the gunshots he heard one night. Hearing them was becoming routine. But then he heard moaning, so he went outside.

Darryl Lamar Johnson, known as “DJ” to his friends, was shot in the chest in Jacksonville, Florida on June 11, 2018. He was left on the ground for 30 minutes until Robinson found him and called the authorities. He later died at a nearby hospital.

By Sara Stemmler · Age 16
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

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

Katrina Marie Casarez

Sweet, musical memories with her boyfriend