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Nicholas Deshaun Robinson

Age 18

Zion, Illinois

Joining his baby brother in heaven

He was the youngest of four children, and he loved music, video games, and dribbling basketballs with his siblings. He had a special bond with his big sister, who always gave him whatever he wanted.

He used to be called “Nickel,” but as he matured, he wanted to be known as “Nick.” He took special interest in criminal justice, science and automotive classes. He received the GRIT award for his leadership in his physics class.

Nicholas Deshaun Robinson, 18, died on Dec. 19, 2018, in Zion, Illinois, after being shot in a parking lot. According to his obituary, Nick had a baby brother who was “awaiting his arrival in Heaven.”

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.