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Dex Moore

Age 15

West Memphis, Arkansas

Death of child leaves baby fatherless

He would have graduated in 2020. He had just had a baby, according to a family member.

His mother was at a loss for words. His cousin Eddie Moore looked at the bullet holes in the walls and shook his head, bewildered by how quickly his life was taken. “He wasn't supposed to be on this end," Moore said, referring to the court he lived on.

On Feb. 6, 2019, police found Dex Moore, 15, dead from gunshot wounds on the floor of an apartment in West Memphis, Arkansas. He is the second person shot and killed in the apartment complex in the past year. A 14-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder in Dex’s death.

By Sequoia Wyckoff · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 60 young parents

Luis Flores-Bravo

Hardworking father, planning for the future

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Joshua Wright

He left behind a newborn son

Ricardo Del Moro

He wanted to protect our borders

Nai’Asalyn Lasha Brown

Nursing degree unfinished, child never born

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

Doumba Sannoh

Fatal price for the American dream

Chicano Kobe Phillips

A momma’s boy and young father

Aiyonna Clarice Barrett

Her unborn child died with her

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Des'mon Reyshard Anderson

His baby lost her loving dad

James Williams

"Goofy" teen liked to dance in public

Elijah Michael Naranjo

Honor student with plans to enlist

Jamar Harris

Shots rang out, two were dead

Royale D'Von Smith Jr.

Never got to meet his baby

Deshaun Singleton

His daughter won’t see him play