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Nick Steven Kauls

Age 17

Fresno, California

Bullet halts a run for life

Everyone he crossed paths with loved him. He was described as a “true friend” with a “kind soul.”

At 17 years old, he was set to play on the soccer team at San Joaquin Memorial High School. "He's every coach's dream," said his varsity soccer coach. “He works hard, willing to do whatever it takes.”

Just before midnight on June 24, 2018, Nick Steven Kauls was shot in the head after he and his friend ran from strangers who demanded their belongings. He was rushed to the hospital but died four days later.

By Donavin Collins · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 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

Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

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