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Jon-Marvin Revels Jacobs

Age 17

Shannon, North Carolina

He was on his way home

He was a good student at Hoke County High School, according to his best friend. He told his best friend’s father that he couldn’t wait to graduate high school. Now he won’t be able to.

While walking home from a party, gunfire broke out, hitting him and causing severe trauma to his upper body. He was found in a ditch the next morning, no longer able to do the things he enjoyed — playing video games, hunting, and wrestling with his nephews.

Jon-Marvin Revels Jacobs was shot and killed in Shannon, North Carolina, on Jan. 19, 2019. He was 17 years old.

By SaMya Overall · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 diligent students

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Jo'Markius Fuller

Never to wear grandma’s scarves again

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.

Favian Isiah Carrillo Duran

Respectful, shy teen did grandma’s chores

Telvin Goll

He wished for the American Dream

Amariah C. Emery

On her T-shirt, a peace sign

Christopher Johnson

Making others better versions of themselves

Xzariah Denecca Rice

Her father died in her arms

Martez Christopher Wade

“He wasn’t a statistic,” said mom

NeQuacia Porsha Jacobs-Lewis

High school graduation, diploma, career — gone

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Kevin Wilson Jr.

Star athlete with a bright future

Kaileigh Lin Collier

Was “more beautiful than she knew”

Martin Duque Anguiano

An ambitious, bright boy, senselessly killed

Francisco Puentes

Mom never received the happy news

Ezekiel James Griego

Graduated high school, had promising future