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Roshawn White Jr.

Age 17

Augusta, Georgia

Band star didn’t make homecoming game

He was the comedian of his high school’s marching band, one of 10 brothers. Every evening, he and his family sat down together and discussed their days.

He was practicing for the band’s performance at his high school’s homecoming game. "He kept the band going and just kept the band in good spirit,” Glenn Hills’ band director said. “Whenever you were having a bad day, he would definitely make you smile."

Roshawn White Jr., 17, known as “Roach” by his friends, was shot in an attempted robbery in front of a grocery store in Augusta, Georgia, on Sept. 30, 2018.

By Sara Stemmler · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 jokesters

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Eric Xavier Degori

His jokes could make anyone laugh

Will Earl Davis Jr.

The rising senior was always smiling

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Edgar Alan Espino

Jokester loved to make people laugh

Daron Johnson

He went to celebrate another’s life

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Deandre Moon

Overnight tragedy for a basketball fan

Terale Claridy-Vaught

‘Solid’ friend barely gets to adulthood

Robert Carranza

He liked to post song lyrics

Amauri Green

Died while fixing a flat tire

Eddie Daiquan Grant

A devoted boyfriend and rap fan

Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Matthew James Jurado

Challenging student had a compassionate heart

Ryan J. Dillon

A playful boy, stopped by bullets

Manuel Lopez Jr.

High school senior set to graduate