James Alexzander Shorter
Des Moines, Iowa
He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again
She told him to imagine what brought him the greatest joy. He thought about his grandma making cookies for him. And then he smiled, a great big one that radiated throughout his face.
He loved to play football, but a back injury forced him to leave the sport. He loved rap music, hanging out with girlfriends, and playing sports of all kinds.
James Alexzander Shorter, 17, a student at East High School in Des Moines, Iowa, died on May 28, 2018, after accidentally shooting himself while in his car. He died during surgery at Mercy Medical Center.