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Jordan Anthony Coleman

Age 18

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Recent grad with a passion for art

“Texas” was known for his “amazing personality.” Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he loved the mountains — and the Dallas Cowboys.

A recent high school graduate, he was “fiercely loyal” to his family and had “a passion for art in the form of drawing and tattoos.” One Wednesday night, he headed to Garden of the Gods Park; he was 18. He flirted with a girl. Her boyfriend saw.

Jordan Anthony Coleman was shot twice during an argument in a parking lot at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He was driven to Penrose-Saint Francis Hospital, where he died.

By Steven Stanford-Nguyen · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 artists

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Beverly McBride

Purple hair, just like her dad

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

James J. Springer III

“The man” who never grew up

Zachary Mulford

Summer job turns into winter grief

Lashonda Sharreice Childs

A beautician who cried for help

Joaquin Oliver

A poet silenced, a brother missed

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Cedric Leonard Small

"Nerd trying to be a gangster"

Jesus G. Reyes

Skateboarder inspired others with his art

Jaden Christopher Salois

Loved rap, then his song ended

Jamie Marie Kernop

Loved her Polaroid camera, sunsets, and sunflowers

Andy Kim

Fourth-grader with an artistic, gentle spirit

Fermin Alonso-Alonso Jr.

No more beautiful things to make

Shana Lorraine Fisher

16 for only a few days

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Londyn Faith Strawn

Gymnast, artist, proud owner of Buttercup

Rickey J. Nelson

Wanted to be a role model

Dijonae Amaya White

She made art and beautiful things