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Joel Keshon Green

Age 18

Toccoa, Georgia

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

He was “YG” to his friends, “Boon-key” to his family members.

Just six days earlier, his mother had posted a picture of him with his brother. In it, he sports a white sleeveless tee. His deep-set brown eyes accompany a hint of a smile, as though the photo had been taken a second too early. “I love them till the death of me! Meant that, said it too!” reads the Facebook caption.

Joel Keshon Green, 18, was shot on Aug. 8, 2018, in Toccoa, Georgia behind the Toccoa Pawn Shop on South Alexander Street.

By Suan Lee · Age 16
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

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

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