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LaMadre TeCory Harris

Age 16

North Las Vegas, Nevada

Will never put together another outfit

He was the “cut-up jean king,” known for altering denim pants to make new clothes.

To his mother he was “the goofball of the family,” a boy who loved to dance and make others laugh. “Man Man,” as his childhood friends knew him, spent his junior year at Legacy High School playing basketball, his favorite sport.

On Nov. 13, 2018, LaMadre TeCory Harris, 16, walked with his sister to Bob’s Market in North Las Vegas, Nevada, for an afterschool snack. Ten minutes later, he was shot twice at close range. After hours in surgery, he died from his wounds at University Medical Center.

By Elizabeth Meisenzahl · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 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

Christopher Williams

Web design intern, brother of six

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.

Kelvin Ramone Creech

Engaged. Ready for fatherhood. Taken away.

Trinity Renee-Jordan Wiggins

Her uncle’s house, pockmarked with bullets