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Tahon Williams

Age 18

Saint Louis, Missouri

Always prayed to see another day

Things were looking up for him. He had just graduated from high school and attended his senior prom.

He worked at Foot Locker, according to his Facebook page, which featured rap lyrics and posts about prayers and God. Loved ones call him “Mr. Bill.” 

The nickname would be etched into his tombstone. On May 18, 2018, Tahōn D. Williams, 18, was shot and killed in St. Louis, Missouri, after police say he had purchased a gun, and the seller returned to retrieve it. He leaves behind a little sister, cousins, and friends who loved him.

By Kaia Mills-Lee · Age 15 and Sarah Emily Baum · Age 18
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.