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Eddie Daiquan Grant

Age 18

Bowling Green, Florida

A devoted boyfriend and rap fan

He listened avidly to Kodak Black and Lil Wayne. You could find him working as manager at Hollister or studying at Hardee High School, where he was about to be a senior.

He valued spending time with his girlfriend, Sierra Jones, who said he was always laughing and joking around. They were together at his home in Bowling Green, Florida, when he became embroiled in a rapidly escalating argument with a neighbor.

At the peak of the altercation, on July 13, 2018, the neighbor allegedly drew a handgun, fatally shot Eddie Daiquan Grant, 18, and fled the scene.

By Katherine Oung · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 jokesters

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Eric Xavier Degori

His jokes could make anyone laugh

Will Earl Davis Jr.

The rising senior was always smiling

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Edgar Alan Espino

Jokester loved to make people laugh

Daron Johnson

He went to celebrate another’s life

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Deandre Moon

Overnight tragedy for a basketball fan

Terale Claridy-Vaught

‘Solid’ friend barely gets to adulthood

Robert Carranza

He liked to post song lyrics

Amauri Green

Died while fixing a flat tire

Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Matthew James Jurado

Challenging student had a compassionate heart

Ryan J. Dillon

A playful boy, stopped by bullets

Manuel Lopez Jr.

High school senior set to graduate

Domoni Gaither

He had a bright white smile