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Steven Alexander Jr.

Age 18

Bloomington, Illinois

He missed his first Father’s Day

When he wasn’t attending Regional Alternative School, he was watching over his beautiful four-month-old baby girl.

His mother said he was a caring young man who spent most of his days with his daughter. A playful jester, he was someone who brought laughter and happiness to those around him, especially his mother. In his free time, he enjoyed rapping, playing basketball, or boxing.

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at a backyard party on Orchard Street in Bloomington, Illinois, Steven Alexander Jr., 18, was shot and killed. He never got to experience his first Father's Day.

By Aleef Noor · 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

Ricardo Del Moro

He wanted to protect our borders

Nai’Asalyn Lasha Brown

Nursing degree unfinished, child never born

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