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Jody Lamont Loring Jr.

Age 18

Conway, Arkansas

He loved sports and Hot Wheels

He was a family-oriented, model-car collecting, outgoing teenager, a devoted father of one child and a loving boyfriend.

Football, basketball, baseball and watching his favorite team basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, were among his favorite hobbies. He enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels and other model cars, amassing a collection of more than 1,000. But most all he strove to adequately provide for his three-month-old son, Syn’Cere.

Jody Lamont Loring Jr., 18, was shot and killed in his car on May 24, 2018, just moments after leaving his girlfriend's house on Donaghey Avenue in Conway, Arkansas.

By Earl Hall · Age 15 and Matthew Asuncion · Age 19
Meet the Reporters

More than 60 young parents

Luis Flores-Bravo

Hardworking father, planning for the future

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Dex Moore

Death of child leaves baby fatherless

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Joshua Wright

He left behind a newborn son

Ricardo Del Moro

He wanted to protect our borders

Nai’Asalyn Lasha Brown

Nursing degree unfinished, child never born

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Kyle McGowan

Without him, loved ones aren’t whole

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

Doumba Sannoh

Fatal price for the American dream

Chicano Kobe Phillips

A momma’s boy and young father

Aiyonna Clarice Barrett

Her unborn child died with her

Dwight Manning

A child left without a father

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Des'mon Reyshard Anderson

His baby lost her loving dad

James Williams

"Goofy" teen liked to dance in public

Elijah Michael Naranjo

Honor student with plans to enlist