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DayMarko Layvon Tolefree

Age 17

Indianapolis, Indiana

All that’s left are his videos

Graduation was approaching next year, and so was football season. He had plans to finish senior year on the football team.

He could make you smile inside and out. His favorite way to entertain was through videos made with friends, family members said. With bright neon filters, one video shows him swinging his arms and bouncing to background music. His family had moved from Illinois to escape violence.

DayMarko Layvon Tolefree, 17, better known as “Day Day,” was shot after a car chase in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 8, 2018. It was the sixth shooting in the city in less than 24 hours.

By Prerna Mukherjee · Age 16
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