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Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

Age 15

Bethany, Oklahoma

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

He fought all his life: Born at 1 pound 10 ounces, not expected to live more than a day, he wrapped his fingers around the intravenous tube so tightly in the hospital that his grandmother couldn’t loosen his grip. She gave him a nickname: “Bad Bad.”

More than 15 years later, he was lying on the ground, fighting once more. His father could be heard on the frantic 911 call, “Baba stay woke, Baba stay woke!”

Floyd Chianti Davenport, IV, 15, was killed in an accidental shooting outside his home in Bethany, Oklahoma, on July 15, 2018.

By Cole Reynolds · Age 14
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies

Katrina Marie Casarez

Sweet, musical memories with her boyfriend