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Des'mon Reyshard Anderson

Age 18

Baltimore, Maryland

His baby lost her loving dad

Wearing a gray sweater, he beams at the camera, showing off a cursive tattoo on his forearm.

He loved playing football, rapping, dancing, being a sibling and cousin. But, more than anything, he loved being a dad. He adored his daughter and was devoted to her in every way, calling her pet names whenever she asked for her daddy.

Des’mon Rayshard Anderson, 18, was killed in Baltimore, Maryland, on Dec. 1, 2018. One other person was killed in the shooting and a third man was injured.

By Madison Hahamy · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 dancers

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Alisia JaNell Williams

She made her dolls happy, too

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Cara Marie Loughran

Dancing in our hearts for eternity

Xzariah Denecca Rice

Her father died in her arms

Taylor Hayes

A star on her karaoke machine

Arthur Roger Holloway III

His obituary ran in two states

Doumba Sannoh

Fatal price for the American dream

Eugene Ryder Stamey

Innocent game turned to foul play

Tylon DaJaun Batey

So much family left to grieve

Christopher Williams

Web design intern, brother of six

Justise Armoni Ledena Allen

She did not even look hurt

Eliza Kristine Orellana

She was a singer, dancer and friend

Alexa Denice Montez

Her father’s “greatest gift,” he said

Jaime Taylor Guttenberg

Independent, fearless, bright; a graceful dancer

Darius Marcel Boone

An infectious laugh silenced by violence

Michael D. Bardlett

To know Michael. To love Michael.

Kelvin Ramone Creech

Engaged. Ready for fatherhood. Taken away.

Trinity Renee-Jordan Wiggins

Her uncle’s house, pockmarked with bullets

Davieuntay Green

Summer stroll brought to a halt