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Davion Ervin

Age 18

Chicago, Illinois

Gifted teen with an unrealized dream

He was an orator with a dream to do good in society. His mother remembers a home video of him reciting MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, for the Concerned Christian Men mentoring group he was a part of.

The bright student was gifted, performing well on tests without needing to study. His mother, who raised him alone, called his intellect “innate.”

Davion Ervin, 18, was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman in the head, right wrist and upper back in Chicago, Illinois. He was pronounced dead at 11:14 a.m. on May 15, 2018.

By Manoli Figetakis · Age 18 and Yasmeen Persaud · Age 18
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.