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Marlon Jamon Davis Jr.

Age 16

Fort Wayne, Indiana

A well-loved and kind athlete lost

He was the oldest of four and was raised by a single mom. The Crossing Educational Center student participated in community activities like Wild Cats Baseball and City Life Center.

His peers knew him as a funny and loving; his girlfriend knew him as her hero. His principal praised him for his ability to make him a better person and a better administrator.

Known as “MJ,” Marlon Jamon Davis Jr., 16, from Fort Wayne, Indiana was shot in the back while sitting in a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

By Zahra Wakilzada · Age 17 and Zoe Hsu · 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.