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Keiandre Holt

Age 16

Lafayette, Indiana

He was "a most loveable person"

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he was staying in Lafayette for the summer to visit relatives. He attended James H. Bowen High School, where the school vision is to “believe in the power of the individual to change not only his or her own life but the lives of others.”

Friends knew him as “Sosa” or “Bobby-C.” He was “always honest” and a “most lovable person,” according to an online testimonial.

Keiandre Holt, 16, was shot in the neck on Aug. 21, 2018 while attempting to rob a pizza delivery person, police say. His body was found outside a vacant apartment in Lafayette, Indiana, by an 11-year-old boy on his way to school.

By Suan Lee · Age 16
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