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Ke’irie Grayer

Age 18

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

An alleged mistake, with fatal consequences

He loved video games. He often chose to stay inside, indulging in some of his favorites: “Call of Duty,” and “Grand Theft Auto.”

He didn’t squirm under the loving gaze of his mother but embraced her. She described him as her “best friend.He was protective of her, always taking care of his “mom dukes,” which he affectionately called her.

A sibling to an adoring sister and brotherKe’irie “Boosie” Grayer, 18, was shot while allegedly trying to rob a man at a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at 10:15 p.m. on March 31, 2018.

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