His name became #GoodKidsMadCity’s rallying cry
He lived in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, near the White Sox’s home field. On Sept. 26, 2018, the team played the Cleveland Indians.
That day, he argued and then ran for his life near the Sox-35th Street Red Line Station. Three days later, candles near the elevated train spelled out “rest in power,” and teens from the youth activist organization GoodKidsMadCity read poems. Black balloons released under the night sky reflected lost hope and never-ending honor.
TeAndre Belcher, 17, was shot around 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Hours before the White Sox lost their game, Belcher lost his life.