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Justin Johnson

Age 18

Poughkeepsie, New York

He was on a late-night walk

Before moving to Poughkeepsie, New York, he lived in Queens. The 18-year-old loved basketball and music.  

He was walking down Main Street in Poughkeepsie with two men when one pulled out a gun.

Justin Johnson, 18, was found by police with a gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Johnson was the seventh shooting victim in the city in less than a month. A comment on a memorial site for him read simply:  “Rest easy Justin. You are in my heart always."

By Ethan Hale · Age 17
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

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

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