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Dontae Rodruis Drew

Age 18

Nashville, Tennessee

Always told mom he loved her

He was active in his community as a member of the Kappa League Program (a fraternity-run mentoring program) and the McGavock High School football team, along with working two jobs.

According to his mother, “He did little silly things, but not enough to get in trouble or to deserve what he got.” “He always told me I love you,” she told reporters. 

On Dec. 6, 2018, while driving a gray Nissan Maxima on Dickerson Pike, Dontae Rodruis Drew was shot by someone in a trailing white pickup truck in Nashville, Tennessee. His passengers were unharmed in the targeted shooting. Drew had just turned 18.

By Bryn Healy · Age 17
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