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Oliver Santos

Age 17

Baltimore, Maryland

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

In one photo, his baseball cap faced forward, headphones on and one hand in his pocket. In another, it was pulled to the side as he grinned slightly. In another, the cap was gone and he crouched against a corner of a wall, posing with a friend.

He was a good kid, an honest person, the best uncle, and was known for his positive attitude that persisted despite undergoing many challenges.

Oliver Santos, 17, was shot around 1 a.m. in West Baltimore on Sept. 22, 2018. He was taken to an area hospital and died shortly thereafter.

By Hannah Rosman · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies

Katrina Marie Casarez

Sweet, musical memories with her boyfriend