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Nasir Lemar Owens

Age 18

Saginaw, Michigan

Never left the elementary parking lot

He wore jersey number 50 on the varsity football team for Bridgeport High School in Michigan. The junior played defensive end, tackle and guard.

He was set to graduate in June of 2019, and had plans to enlist in the Army after high school. The school superintendent said he had a “million-dollar smile.”

Nasir Lemar  Owens, 18, died of gunshot wounds, in an old elementary school parking lot in Saginaw, Michigan, on Dec. 15, 2018. A makeshift memorial with blue and white balloons was set up in the parking lot.

By Allison Rapp · Age 19
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy

Tyron Cherez George

His beloved Air Jordans rest, unworn