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Dwight Manning

Age 18

Dallas, Texas

A child left without a father

His friends affectionately referred to him as “Lyl Stank,” “Glizzy,” and “Nino” and remembered him as a “cool” young man. In a photo a friend shared of him, he is confidently tilting his head back and staring straight into the camera.

He had brothers and a young child. He had just entered adulthood, turning 18 six weeks before he was killed.

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, Dwight Manning was shot to death in Dallas and found in a field, shoved under tree branches. It was Thanksgiving night.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes · Age 18
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

Dex Moore

Death of child leaves baby fatherless

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

Kyle McGowan

Without him, loved ones aren’t whole

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