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De'ijuan Landrew Williams

Age 15

Eastpointe, Michigan

One last night of innocent fun

He was very family-oriented and close to his brothers. He dreamed of playing basketball for his high school. He wanted his family and friends to cheer him on.

He was a sophomore. He felt a new sense of independence and with so many goals to accomplish. He dreamed of getting his driver’s license and owning a car, his family said. He wanted more basketball games to play, more brotherly bonds and parties to attend with friends. Parties shouldn’t have tragic endings.

De'Ijuan Landrew Williams, 15, was fatally shot attending a house party in Detroit on Aug. 18, 2018.

By Ryann Zarrieff · Age 19
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

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.

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings