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Kasean Tuthill

Age 17

Yonkers, New York

He wanted everybody to be okay

His selflessness was evident in the smallest gestures, like when he would lend someone change, and in the bigger ones, like when he would welcome people into his home. He made sure “everyone was good before he was good” and “did whatever he could to support his family,” said his friend Cobe Soto.

He was often found at the park on School Street playing sports with friends, acquaintances or anyone else who was around, said Soto.

On Jan. 29, 2019, Kasean Tuthill, 17, from Yonkers, New York, was fighting with one of these acquaintances when he was shot in the back and killed.

By Melat Eskender · 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

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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?”

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

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies

Katrina Marie Casarez

Sweet, musical memories with her boyfriend

Christian Jose Garcia Sanchez

Teen showed appreciation for loved ones