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Jose A. Rosario Jr.

Age 18

Erie, Pennsylvania

One hundred mourners honored him

In 2017, he won at the 2017 American Poolplayers Association’s Arctic World Championship. When he wasn’t shooting pool, he worked at Gold Crown Billiards. He used to be on the clean-up crew at Erie City Hall in Pennsylvania.

“He had a great future in pool, and he had a great future in life,” his coach Ed Borgia said. The last time they played together, Borgia said, he vowed to beat his coach at the next Saturday meeting.

Jose A. Rosario, Jr., 18, was shot in the chest in his duplex home on Oct. 15, 2018. One hundred mourners sang in the cold six weeks after his death as part of a “Take Back the Site” vigil.

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