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Gerrian Jerrod Green Jr.

Age 16

Normandy, Missouri

Tell me why, said his mother

He stayed out of trouble. His mother said that he had a good heart, that he was the type of person who “would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.”

When it happened, his 10-year-old sister was there. So was his 18-year-old friend, whom he thought of as a brother. They argued; his sister started running.

Gerrian Jerrod Green Jr., 16, was shot multiple times on Nov. 24, 2018, near an elementary school in Normandy, Missouri. Afterward, his mother pleaded for his friend to come forward. “Look into my eyes and tell me why,” she said.

By Kirsten Ishii · Age 15
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.