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Kemundrey E'wan Pittmon

Age 18

Bradenton, Florida

From age 5, football was foremost

From age 5, football was his life. “My main goal is to get an amazing education and be successful,” he wrote on the Next College Student Athlete website. A photo shows him posing proudly with his high school diploma.

Just after midnight, three friends picked him up to go to a party. They pulled up behind a mall. Confused, he saw two handguns pointed at him. He begged for his life. 

Kemundrey E'wan Pittmon, 18, died of gunshot wounds behind a rental store in Bradenton, Florida, on July 22. Police called it “a drug deal” gone wrong.

By Steven Stanford-Nguyen · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

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An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

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Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

Ta Quan Pinkney

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Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

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A runner grieved by seven siblings

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Friday night lights end in tragedy