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Samuel Nichouls

Age 17

Cleveland, Ohio

“Big sister will always love you”

Known by his nicknames “lil Sam” and “900stickz,” the John Adams High School student loved his family, especially his mother and sisters, according to comments posted online.

“He was my Ohana,” Shamara Nichouls posted on Facebook, referring to the Hawaiian word meaning family. “Your big sister will always love you.”

Samuel Nichouls, 17, was shot multiple times in the head and torso on February 7, 2019 in Cleveland. Responders pronounced him dead in the driveway, with at least a dozen bullet casings surrounding his body.

By Allie Kelly · Age 18 and Hope Kahn · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.