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Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Age 17

Buffalo, New York

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

He was her best friend. They did everything together, from planning his 18th birthday and visiting Canalside to singing along to his favorite songs until a big, goofy smile lit up his face.

“This was really my baby y’all, my dawg, my everything,” she would later say. “We was tight like Lilo & Stitch.”

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop, 17, nicknamed Molly by his friends, was fatally shot March 21, 2018, in Buffalo, New York. He had been working with Buffalo Peacemakers, a program that tries to stop violence.

By Kaitlin Musante · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies

Katrina Marie Casarez

Sweet, musical memories with her boyfriend