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Jermaine McCoy Jr.

Age 18

Lamar, South Carolina

His sister knew he loved her

He was a family man, loyal to his home. He had siblings, nieces and nephews who looked up to his spirited presence. He rooted for the Philadelphia Eagles and loved the color blue.

He often talked with his sister outside their apartment complex, listening to her pour out her heart. He reminded her that he was there for her, that he loved her and that she was beautiful. In a tribute on Facebook, his brother wrote, “I love you to death.”

Jermaine “Yungsix” McCoy Jr., 18, was shot and killed on April 14, 2018, in Lamar, South Carolina, outside the apartment building where he lived.

By Ellie Klibaner-Schiff · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

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.

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings