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Demond Robinson Jr.

Age 17

Memphis, Tennessee

Wanted the world for his "momma"

“This woman right here deserve the world,” reads his final Facebook post on May 30, 2018, beneath the photo of a smiling woman resting one hand on her hip. “I’m sorry fa putting you threw so much pain. I love you momma.”

His girlfriend, Ivorruana, has posted a few times on his account since. “We was each other world. This boy use to tell me he love me every 2 min,” reads her post on National Girlfriends Day.

Demond Robinson Jr., 17, was shot in self-defense, police concluded, with an AK-47 rifle on June 1, 2018,  in East Memphis, Tennessee.

By Suan Lee · 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

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

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