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Delavin Monroe Card

Age 17

Shelby, North Carolina

Friend said he "had a good heart"

Genuine, happy and funny, he was nicknamed “Deli.”

Sometime in the night or early morning, there were three piercing shots from a firearm. One in his chest. Another in his right arm. A third in his back. As the sun was rising, he was found lying in the grass behind an apartment. "He had a good heart,” said Keshonna Black, a close friend.

Delavin Monroe Card, 17, was found dead of gunshot wounds in Shelby, North Carolina, on June 21, 2018. The suspect charged in his murder was 25 years old.

By Sarah Bentley · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 jokesters

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Eric Xavier Degori

His jokes could make anyone laugh

Will Earl Davis Jr.

The rising senior was always smiling

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Edgar Alan Espino

Jokester loved to make people laugh

Daron Johnson

He went to celebrate another’s life

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Deandre Moon

Overnight tragedy for a basketball fan

Terale Claridy-Vaught

‘Solid’ friend barely gets to adulthood

Robert Carranza

He liked to post song lyrics

Amauri Green

Died while fixing a flat tire

Eddie Daiquan Grant

A devoted boyfriend and rap fan

Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Matthew James Jurado

Challenging student had a compassionate heart

Ryan J. Dillon

A playful boy, stopped by bullets

Manuel Lopez Jr.

High school senior set to graduate