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Mark Oathel Riller

Age 18

Little Rock, Arkansas

Police, medics tried to save him

“Practice what you preach:” That’s what the intro on his Facebook profile read. Just one day before it happened, he shared a post that posed the question, “NO DISRESPECT … BUT WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE DEAD RAPPER.”

He went to J.A. Fair High School and graduated in May. In late November, he was at Eastview Terrace Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas — 11 miles from his alma mater.  

Mark Oathel Riller, 18, was shot several times at the apartment complex on Nov. 26, 2018. When police arrived, they provided first aid, as did medical personnel. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

By Sara Stemmler · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

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