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Justin Ameer Garner

Age 18

Michigan City, Indiana

Young man leaves behind big family

He was a junior at Michigan City High School in Michigan City, Indiana. In his free time, he liked to play basketball and video games.  

In a city with violent crime on the rise, he became another victim. He won’t attend his prom or walk across the stage at his graduation.

Justin Ameer Garner was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head in his car on Jan. 16, 2019, apparently shot by someone else in the vehicle. He was 18 years old. He left behind a mother, father, two siblings, three half-siblings and a large extended family.

By Janea Wilson · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy

Tyron Cherez George

His beloved Air Jordans rest, unworn