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Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Age 17

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Engine still running, no life left

Two cars followed them as he and his friend walked through the shadows of tree-lined streets in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He may have looked back, shifting closer to his friend. Perhaps he hoped it was all just a coincidence.

Yet he kept walking, quickly hopping in the front seat of his friend’s red Honda before they drove away.

Kelvion'te A. Trammell, 17, was gunned down and killed in that same car after being repeatedly shot at by the men in the two vehicles that had been following them. The Honda was found hours later crashed in an empty ditch, blood-stained and filled with bullet holes, its engine still running.

By Kaitlin Musante · 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


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!”

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

Katrina Marie Casarez

Sweet, musical memories with her boyfriend