Isaiah L. McCrory
His mother saved his text messages
Though he’d graduated from high school in May, he was sticking around town to help out his parents, working shifts at Unilever and Taco Bell. He had played football and planned to enlist in the Navy.
He texted his mother every day. "(B)efore I ship off I want to make sure you and my mom are straight,'” he told his dad.
It was after midnight. He and two friends were at a grassy field six miles from his house in Covington, Tennessee. Shots were fired. Isaiah L. McCrory, 18, was shot and killed on Sept. 11, 2018. His mother saved the texts.