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Peniamina Romero

Age 17

Fresno, California

Caring, helpful, "one of a kind"

Nicknames are given to those who impact others. Especially someone of good character. His nickname was “Boy Boy.”

His family, friends and neighbors thought of him as someone with a “one of a kind” personality. Living in a neighborhood like his, he was considered a diamond in the rough. Police were constantly on his street responding to different crimes.

His peers described him as caring and helpful.

Peniamina “Ben” Romero, 17, died in a double homicide in the alley of the 4800 block of Holt Avenue in Fresno, California, on July 30, 2018.  

By Cevina Calderon · 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

Unknown

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?”

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies

Katrina Marie Casarez

Sweet, musical memories with her boyfriend

Christian Jose Garcia Sanchez

Teen showed appreciation for loved ones