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TeAndre Belcher

Age 17

Chicago, Illinois

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.

By Aleina Dume · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies