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Nye'Cole Jaltheus Marioneaux

Age 18

Rankin County, Mississippi

A senior with a warm smile

A senior at Richland High School, he worked as a cashier at a McDonald’s restaurant. He wore glasses and had a warm smile.

One Wednesday night he was playing cards with his sister and brother along with a guest “known to the family.” Afterwards they all went into the living room to watch television. The guest began to act "fidgety" and pulled out a gun.

Nye'Cole Jaltheus Marioneaux, 18, was shot on Feb. 28, 2018, in Rankin County, Mississippi; he was pronounced dead at the hospital. Kaia, his sister, died at the scene. Kieran, her twin, survived.

By Callia Yuan · Age 16
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.