J'vontae Jerome Lamir Johnson
Brother was playing with a gun
He was playful and strong. He loved balloons, SpongeBob and Barney, according to his 12-year-old sister Krislanae. Family and friends called him JV, motorman, biscuit. Grandma called him “her littles.”
“J.V. was a sweetheart, always happy,” reads an online testimonial. “He had a smile that would brighten any room.” Krislanae said he would really have liked school had he been old enough.
J'veontae Jerome Lamir Johnston, 2, was shot accidentally by his 13-year-old brother who was playing with a .357 revolver on June 4, 2018. He died at home in Harrison Township, Ohio.