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Ricardo Del Moro

Age 18

El Paso, Texas

He wanted to protect our borders

He dreamed of being a border patrol agent. Growing up in El Paso, Texas, he was surrounded by military bases like Fort Bliss and was aware of the high security stakes at the border.

He was in the process of turning his life around, working toward that goal. He wanted to be a role model for his baby son.

Ricardo Del Moro, 18, would not have the opportunity to fulfill that dream. On Sept. 14, 2018, Del Moro, along with his brother and girlfriend, was shot and killed outside an apartment building.

By Melat Eskender · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 60 young parents

Luis Flores-Bravo

Hardworking father, planning for the future

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Dex Moore

Death of child leaves baby fatherless

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Joshua Wright

He left behind a newborn son

Nai’Asalyn Lasha Brown

Nursing degree unfinished, child never born

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Kyle McGowan

Without him, loved ones aren’t whole

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Carnandez A. Davis

New family never to be whole

Doumba Sannoh

Fatal price for the American dream

Chicano Kobe Phillips

A momma’s boy and young father

Aiyonna Clarice Barrett

Her unborn child died with her

Dwight Manning

A child left without a father

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Des'mon Reyshard Anderson

His baby lost her loving dad

James Williams

"Goofy" teen liked to dance in public

Elijah Michael Naranjo

Honor student with plans to enlist

Jamar Harris

Shots rang out, two were dead