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Kah’myah Robertson

Age 14

Muskegon Heights, Michigan

A loving brother’s unintentional, fatal mistake

She loved lip gloss. Her lips were often pursed together in Snapchat selfies, wisps of wavy black hair framing her cheeks. She adored children and would often babysit.

She had just graduated from Timberland Academy, a fresh-faced 14-year-old about to  enter Muskegon Heights Academy as a ninth-grader. “She was an outgoing person, she was loving. She was a good student,” remembered her mother.

Kah’myah Robertson was home in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, with her 16-year-old brother when he accidentally shot her with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. The bullet went through her back and chest. She died at Mercy Health Hackley Campus on Aug. 20, 2018.

By Izabella Ge · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.