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Malcolm Jemison

Age 16

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Inside, with three other young men

He lived in a dangerous area of the city. In 2017, the street crime unit was reactivated there following a spike in gang activity. “There is no place in the city for gangs and the violence they bring,” the mayor said in a statement.

He was inside a house with three other young men. His friends would refuse to cooperate with police, making it hard to know whether he was an innocent victim or a target for revenge.  

Malcolm Jemison was killed by two gunmen during a quadruple shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Jan. 2, 2019. He was 16 years old.

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Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

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He dreamed of college and cars

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Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

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Corey Donald II

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Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

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Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

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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