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Elijah D. Lacey

Age 18

Indianapolis, Indiana

He had passion for wrestling, teaching

He just wanted a cap and gown to make his mom proud after his father passed five years ago.


A senior at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, he had a passion for wrestling and would teach the sport to younger students. He had also wrestled at Warren Central High School on the Eastside of Indianapolis.

On the afternoon of Memorial Day, one week before his graduation, two men approached him while he sat in a pickup truck. One pulled out a gun to commit Indy’s 61st murder of 2018. Elijah Lacey, 18, died outside of Crown Liquor on May 28, 2018.

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Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy