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Khobi Cyan Eiland

Age 18

Denver, Colorado

“Beautifully flawed” father’s life cut short

He had always wanted to be a father, and he took on his role with pride, holding his daughter close and treating her like a princess. She was his whole world — a baby girl with his eyes and goofy sense of humor.

A talented basketball player, he was a star on and off the court. He valued loyalty and kindness above all. One of his teachers fondly called him “a beautifully flawed person.”

Khobi Cyan Eiland, 18, was shot to death on East 29th Avenue and Glencoe Street in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 7, 2018.

By Kaitlin Musante · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 60 young parents

Luis Flores-Bravo

Hardworking father, planning for the future

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Dex Moore

Death of child leaves baby fatherless

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Joshua Wright

He left behind a newborn son

Ricardo Del Moro

He wanted to protect our borders

Nai’Asalyn Lasha Brown

Nursing degree unfinished, child never born

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Kyle McGowan

Without him, loved ones aren’t whole

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

Doumba Sannoh

Fatal price for the American dream

Chicano Kobe Phillips

A momma’s boy and young father

Aiyonna Clarice Barrett

Her unborn child died with her

Dwight Manning

A child left without a father

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Des'mon Reyshard Anderson

His baby lost her loving dad

James Williams

"Goofy" teen liked to dance in public

Elijah Michael Naranjo

Honor student with plans to enlist