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Fermin Alonso-Alonso Jr.

Age 18

Portland, Oregon

No more beautiful things to make

One of his passions was photography; “It was his dream to capture those moments that people wanted to keep forever,” a close friend said.

The recent graduate of Glencoe High School also loved fashion and wanted to own a clothing line. Friends said that he had a “passion for making beautiful things,”  and a passion for friendships; he saw everyone as a potential friend and loved to make strangers smile and laugh.

On Sept. 30, 2018, Fermin Alonso-Alonso Jr., 18, attended a house party in Washington County, Oregon, where a fight broke out. Twelve shots of gunfire rang, and Alonso-Alonso was killed as a bystander.

By Alexis Wilks · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 30 artists

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

James J. Springer III

“The man” who never grew up

Zachary Mulford

Summer job turns into winter grief

Lashonda Sharreice Childs

A beautician who cried for help

Joaquin Oliver

A poet silenced, a brother missed

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Jesus G. Reyes

Skateboarder inspired others with his art

Jaden Christopher Salois

Loved rap, then his song ended

Jamie Marie Kernop

Loved her Polaroid camera, sunsets, and sunflowers

Andy Kim

Fourth-grader with an artistic, gentle spirit

Shana Lorraine Fisher

16 for only a few days

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Londyn Faith Strawn

Gymnast, artist, proud owner of Buttercup

Jordan Anthony Coleman

Recent grad with a passion for art

Rickey J. Nelson

Wanted to be a role model

Dijonae Amaya White

She made art and beautiful things

Imajea Holmes

The beautiful girl from Enchanted Lane

Kiara Lashay Brown

BFF lives “the life she can’t”