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Jaquise Earl Hopson

Age 18

Saint Louis, Missouri

He waited facing the wrong direction

The teenager was a student at Jennings Senior High School and College Prep Academy. He “loved his brothers, sister and especially is mother and grandma” and was kind-hearted and very respectful. His nicknames were “Quise” and “Ja-Ja.”

One early Sunday, he sat in the backseat of a car facing the wrong way near Jennings Station Road and Natural Bridge Avenue.

Jaquise Earl Hopson, 18, was shot dead on Nov. 4, 2018, in Saint Louis, Missouri, after a gun deal had gone wrong. Police found four firearms in the car, including an AR-15 rifle.

By Elena Eisenstadt · Age 16
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.