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Devon Sutton

Age 16

New Iberia, Louisiana

Rap fan had just turned 16

The rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s “Mind of a Menace 3” cover — featuring a $100 bill — was his Instagram profile. “Deezy.dope” was his handle, his nicknames Deezy and Double-D.

He was a rap and R&B fan. He had just turned 16.  

Devon Sutton, 16, was shot at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2019 in New Iberia, Louisiana. Police said the bullet came through the window of a home on St. Jude Avenue. He died at Iberia Medical Center. The suspect was linked to a shooting seven days before of a 15-year-old on nearby Walton Street.

By Madeline Levin · Age 15 and Janea Wilson · Age 18
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