Elijah Fount Gordon
The boy with the “awesome soul”
At 16 years old, he was wounded in a drive-by shooting at a birthday party. No witnesses came forward. A community pastor pointed to the “code of silence” and historical mistrust of police that prevents witnesses from helping investigators solve cases.
A year later, he was a senior at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a member of Living Water Fellowship Church. His middle school coach described his “awesome soul.”