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Jerimiah Xavier Hernandez

Age 16

Victoria, Texas

Teen cared about his friends, family

He may have got caught up in the wrong crowd, but he always cared about those close to him. He enjoyed fishing and swimming. His friends and family loved him.

“It feels like it’s not real because we were just with him,” his best friend Alyssa Carter told The Victoria Advocate.

Jerimiah Xavier Hernandez, 16, had not been seen by his family for 24 hours. Reports of a red truck led police to a field in a residential neighborhood in Victoria, Texas, where they found Jerimiah dead. He was killed by a gunshot wound on Sunday, August 4, 2018.

By Rebecca Brady · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 30 adventurers

Alisia JaNell Williams

She made her dolls happy, too

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Angel Medina

He hoped to see the world

Miguel Angel Luciano

Thankful for what his parents gave

Branden Patten

Only two brothers came back home

Brandon Blair Wareham

His life was still in construction

Teunté Lewis Rice

His shirts and life cropped short

Colton J. Jensen

He planned to ride the rodeo

Elias Knapp

Dirtbiking, skipping stones, being with his girlfriend

Trevor Alston McClements

Two weeks into his future, gone

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Nathan Isaiah Hurtado

Tragic end for a happy kid

Christopher Don Nelson

Small-town boy, fisherman and hunter

Rene Emilio Gonzalez

Once a Titan, always a Titan

Meadow Jade Pollack

An unapologetic, adventurous princess in pink

Justin Lewis Maness

A rising freshman, downed by gun

Benjamin Michael Workman-Greco

He’ll never get to marry Reagan

Keyaris Samuels

The box had a gun inside

Ibn Hatcher Downey

He was fashionable, friendly and family-oriented

Jacob Shane Hoch

Loose gun leads to lost life