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Tesean D. Blue

Age 18

Tampa, Florida

He moved for a safer life

He wasn’t originally from Tampa; in hopes of a “safer life,” his mother relocated them from Alabama and the town he’d lived in for most of his 18 years. A normal kid with a normal life, he was described as someone who loved his family, friends, and playing basketball.

After the move, he continued to build his life in a new place where he is described to have made many friends. He was also a “proud uncle,” who loved caring for his niece.

Te’Sean D. Blue, 18, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant in Tampa, Florida, on Sept. 3, 2018.

By Julian Woodman · Age 16
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