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Lillia Lopez

Age 10

Orlando, Florida

Wise and mature beyond her years

Her favorite subject was math. She adored soccer and “My Little Ponies.” She was known as wise and mature beyond her years.  

Sometimes she would come home from school to find her mother was fighting with her boyfriend. In 2012, her mother dropped her brother while her boyfriend threatened her with a knife. In 2017, her mother attempted to file a restraining order against her boyfriend.

Lillia Lopez, 10, was shot and killed by her mother’s boyfriend on June 11, 2018 in Orlando, Florida; her brother, half-sister and half-brother also were shot and killed after a 21-hour standoff with police.

By Lila Taylor · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.