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Nathaniel Joe Hopper

Age 18

Peru, Indiana

Favorite color blue, favorite number nine

His sister put both arms around him as she beamed at the camera. He looks straight ahead, smiling widely. She captioned the photo “#1 bro ♥️”

His nicknames include Nate Dawg, Hop, and Bub. He graduated from Logansport High School in 2018 and was continuing his education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. He loved animals and watching sports. His favorite color was blue and his favorite number was nine.

On Feb. 3, 2019, Nathaniel Joe Hopper was fatally shot the head while at home in Peru, Indiana. The family sold blue bracelets and blue balloons to raise money for the funeral expenses.

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.