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Martin Christopher Duncan Jr.

Age 16

Chicago, Illinois

A gift with words, never heard

Born during one of the coldest winters in Chicago, he was growing up cheerful, full of life, brilliant, big-hearted, loyal, outgoing and honest.


An aspiring rapper and “jus[t] a baby,” loved ones called him “Tutu.” His love for music was only matched by his love for his mother, father and five brothers and two sisters. The John Marshall Metropolitan High School student lived in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.

Martin Christopher Duncan Jr., 16, died on April 25, 2018, a block away from his home after being shot multiple times. The motive behind his killing is unknown.

By Madison Hahamy · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 80 musicians

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

Beverly McBride

Purple hair, just like her dad

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

Ramon Enriquez Barragan

Born, raised, died in Garden City

Robert Spencer Biggers Jr.

Local rapper who loved his familyi

Trevon Fareed Richardson

College, football, a scholarship. All lost.

James Claggion IV

Left hometown for fame in Atlanta

Zachary Mulford

Summer job turns into winter grief

Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Ke’Andre Johnson

Cut off after only one verse

Kaileigh Lin Collier

Was “more beautiful than she knew”

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

Taylor Hayes

A star on her karaoke machine

Arthur Roger Holloway III

His obituary ran in two states

Montrell Anthony Mouzon

His dream of witnessing motocross shattered

Brandon Nash Hammett

‘The music master’ killed before college