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Edgar Alan Espino

Age 16

Lewisville, Texas

Jokester loved to make people laugh

He went through life with a joke in his back pocket.

When he was young, he was known to his friends as “Edgar Allan Poe,” a play off his full name. Teachers thought of him as a “very respectful, smart,” “happy, kind-hearted boy.” He was known for his humor, as well as his deep thinking and long talks. He lived with his parents and brothers Erik and Justin in Lewisville, Texas.

In his hometown on July 8, 2018 at 1 a.m, Edgar Alan Espino, 16, was shot in the chest during an attempted break-in, police say. His friends and family came together to remember him at his funeral three days later.

By Bryn Healy · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.