Ta Quan Pinkney
Washington, District of Columbia
Bright future; gone too soon
A recent high school graduate, he was on his way to college at the University of the District of Columbia. He worked at a restaurant to pay tuition. He was into boxing.
He belonged to a nonprofit organization called Horton’s Kids, which helps children in the community. “He always said, ‘Mom, I want to do better,’ ” recalled his mother, Yolanda Pinkney. “He always said, ‘We’re moving.’ ”
Ta Quan Pinkney, 18, was caught in gunfire and killed on his way home on Sept. 9, 2018, after buying a soda from a corner store on Stanton Road in Washington, D.C.