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Robert Love Jr.

Age 15

Greenwood, Mississippi

A talented athlete, gone too soon

His family described him as ”a good kid,” funny and athletic. A shooting guard and small forward on his basketball team, he scored an average of 14 points per game, his recruiting profile showed. He could bench press 190 pounds and had a 93 percent success rate at free throws.

Ten months before it happened, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after a “gang turf-war shooting” at a country club where one person was wounded.

Robert Love Jr., 15, was shot multiple times and died at the Brazil Homes in Greenwood, Mississippi, on Feb. 17, 2018.

By Helen Tran · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy