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Tashaugn Robinson

Age 17

Trenton, New Jersey

A mentor, shot on MLK Boulevard

He was trying to better himself, and he kept those who knew him on their toes. He was a good kid, a hard worker. The book he chose to read on his own time? A dictionary.  

He was loved for his sense of humor and charm: He took selfies on teachers’ phones, in hopes of making people laugh. A role model, he worked as a local youth mentor and camp counselor.

Tashaughn Robinson was killed in a drive-by shooting on June 22, 2018, on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Trenton, New Jersey.  He was 17.

By Madeline Levin · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 community volunteers

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Kenwon Parker

A wide receiver, almost sweet sixteen

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Dontae Rodruis Drew

Always told mom he loved her

DaVonte Friedman

A bullet blocked his community activism

Yudjy Farly Cherubin

Youth deacon never will preach again

Caleb Logan Butts

Teen’s death left teachers, classmates heartbroken

Karlonzo A. Taylor

Teen dreamed of becoming a veterinarian

Erin Carey

Dreamer, football player, mentor, tragic death

Jaraius Terrell Gilbert Jr

Community helper, passionate athlete, American tragedy

Antonio Malik Douglas

Mom issues plea: End gun violence

Dorian Damiquez Harris

Joyful boy loved to smile, laugh

Sandra Parks

Her dream, deferred. Her life, gone.

JeQuan M. Strozier

Basketball court dedicated to former player

Tihami Ayaz

Active light in community flickered out

Alexa Denice Montez

Her father’s “greatest gift,” he said

Isaiah Starry

Active life. Lively community. Broken bonds.

Alaina Joann Petty

Remained selfless until her last breath

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Zachary Anthony Segura

One heart stopped. Another one begins.