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Kamal Jackson Jr.

Age 18

Saint Louis, Missouri

Name shared with father. Goodbye Jr.

His fifth-grade science fair project won a blue ribbon. “The Effect of Soda.” Years later, he was pictured with the same closed-lipped grin, smoking a blunt.

His friends called him “LB Slime.” He called himself that, too. He was also the “junior” to his father’s “senior.”

Kamal Jackson Jr., 18, was walking down Lilac Avenue in St. Louis County, Missouri, on Oct. 28, 2018 when he was shot by someone in a passing car. Police arrived to find him in critical condition. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. “(He) always watched over me,” his father recalled in a Facebook post.

By Madeline Levin · Age 15
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