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Kelvin Ramone Creech

Age 18

Allendale, South Carolina

Engaged. Ready for fatherhood. Taken away.

He loved dancing and drawing. His mother hoped he would become an engineer. At 18, he was engaged to be married.

        

In the end, he was running scared. That Friday, he told his cousin and neighbor to get off the street because a man with a gun was chasing him. On Wednesday, someone had fired a bullet into the house where he lived.

Kelvin Ramone Creech, 18, was shot multiple times and found dead on Bing Street in Allendale, South Carolina, on July 13, 2018. A father-to-be when he died, “he was ready for his baby,” his mother said.

By Anna Bock · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 30 dancers

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Alisia JaNell Williams

She made her dolls happy, too

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Cara Marie Loughran

Dancing in our hearts for eternity

Xzariah Denecca Rice

Her father died in her arms

Taylor Hayes

A star on her karaoke machine

Arthur Roger Holloway III

His obituary ran in two states

Doumba Sannoh

Fatal price for the American dream

Eugene Ryder Stamey

Innocent game turned to foul play

Des'mon Reyshard Anderson

His baby lost her loving dad

Tylon DaJaun Batey

So much family left to grieve

Justise Armoni Ledena Allen

She did not even look hurt

Eliza Kristine Orellana

She was a singer, dancer and friend

Alexa Denice Montez

Her father’s “greatest gift,” he said

Jaime Taylor Guttenberg

Independent, fearless, bright; a graceful dancer

Darius Marcel Boone

An infectious laugh silenced by violence

Michael D. Bardlett

To know Michael. To love Michael.

Trinity Renee-Jordan Wiggins

Her uncle’s house, pockmarked with bullets

Davieuntay Green

Summer stroll brought to a halt

Rion Adrian Faulkner

Moved like Elvis without learning dance