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Jaimone Alonzo Joubert

Age 18

Fort Worth, Texas

Teen was lighthearted and humorous

A caption from his 2013 YouTube video read “Thank god I’m alive.” He posted screenshots of his conversations with friends, many of them lighthearted and humorous. The words beneath his wide-grinning selfies, however, told a different story. “I’m crazy. My life is horrible.”

At 18, he went to the parking lot of the Drummers Inn motel in Fort Worth, Texas. He attempted to purchase marijuana with fake cash. His dealer pulled a gun.

Jaimone Alonzo Joubert was shot and killed on July 27, 2018. Four years, nine months and 18 days after he thanked god for his life.

By Joe Meyerson · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 jokesters

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Eric Xavier Degori

His jokes could make anyone laugh

Will Earl Davis Jr.

The rising senior was always smiling

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Edgar Alan Espino

Jokester loved to make people laugh

Daron Johnson

He went to celebrate another’s life

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Deandre Moon

Overnight tragedy for a basketball fan

Terale Claridy-Vaught

‘Solid’ friend barely gets to adulthood

Robert Carranza

He liked to post song lyrics

Amauri Green

Died while fixing a flat tire

Eddie Daiquan Grant

A devoted boyfriend and rap fan

Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Matthew James Jurado

Challenging student had a compassionate heart

Ryan J. Dillon

A playful boy, stopped by bullets

Manuel Lopez Jr.

High school senior set to graduate