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Quinten Keyvon Martin

Age 16

Covington, Georgia

A hero reunited with loved ones

His dreams flew high — he hoped to become an Air Force pilot. An honor roll student and  dedicated worker, he was “the type of kid you only wish you had,” his uncle said.

At 8 years old, he witnessed the murder of his mother and grandmother and saved his siblings from the same fate. He was a “protector.” To his family, he was a hero.

Quinten Keyvon Martin, 16, was shot and killed in Covington, Georgia, on Oct. 24, 2018, while returning home from his after-school job. Plans called for him to be buried beside his mother and grandmother.

By Ava Kerkorian · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 diligent students

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Jo'Markius Fuller

Never to wear grandma’s scarves again

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.

Favian Isiah Carrillo Duran

Respectful, shy teen did grandma’s chores

Telvin Goll

He wished for the American Dream

Amariah C. Emery

On her T-shirt, a peace sign

Jon-Marvin Revels Jacobs

He was on his way home

Christopher Johnson

Making others better versions of themselves

Xzariah Denecca Rice

Her father died in her arms

Martez Christopher Wade

“He wasn’t a statistic,” said mom

NeQuacia Porsha Jacobs-Lewis

High school graduation, diploma, career — gone

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Kevin Wilson Jr.

Star athlete with a bright future

Kaileigh Lin Collier

Was “more beautiful than she knew”

Martin Duque Anguiano

An ambitious, bright boy, senselessly killed

Francisco Puentes

Mom never received the happy news