Link shared

Keithan Khalil Lynch

Age 17

Lumberton, North Carolina

No longer enrolled at Lumbertown High

He was a wide-eyed boy from Lumbertown, North Carolina, described as a loving son, grandson, nephew, and cousin.

At an April 20, 2018 celebration of his life, his loved ones enjoyed each other’s company, talked about days passed, and shared food. The joy his life brought was seen in the smiles of those he knew, even as they grieved and mourned the teen described as a “fun friend.”

Keithan Khalil Lynch, 17, was killed by a gunshot wound at 1:50 a.m. on April 14, 2018 not far from his alleged killer’s home.

By Mollie Davis · Age 18
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