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Desean Rondell Bonet

Age 18

Columbus, Ohio

Interning one day, gone the next

He had three brothers and two sisters. They said he was energetic with his big smile and contagious laugh. He also was very independent and “strong-minded,” they said. After graduating from high school, he began interning in construction. Maybe it would have led to steady employment in an ever-changing economy.

But he got into an early morning fight over Memorial Day weekend. Police found him lying on the ground outside a house. Suddenly, his bright future was gone. Desean Rondell Bonet was shot and killed in Columbus, Ohio, on May 26, 2018. He was 18 years old.

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