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Marcus Tyrone Brown

Age 18

Baltimore, Maryland

In two weeks, two brothers killed

His smile tilts left in the photo, posing in front of the green grass. The day, however, was anything but cheerful. The day was stuffy and humid but, even so, the lawn was packed.

The first person to speak at the gathering opened their mouth, but the sound of gunshots replaced their words. Everyone ran, but not fast enough. “I didn’t even get to bury my son,” his father said. Now, he will have to bury two.

Marcus Tyrone Brown, 18, died on August 25, 2018 after being shot in West Baltimore, Maryland. His younger brother, Maurice Brown Jr., died two weeks later. Maurice was shot at Marcus’s funeral.

By Madison Hahamy · Age 18
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.