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Teunté Lewis Rice

Age 18

Chattanooga, Tennessee

His shirts and life cropped short

Tae could rock a crop top like no other. There was never a dull moment when he was around.

Openly gay and proud, he was a free spirit who kept shining, even in the face of homophobia. He had supportive friends who accepted him just as he was.

On the night of Sept. 28, 2018, Teunté Lewis Rice, 18, was out with friends when he was shot and killed on Windsor Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The suspected killer was another teenager who was shot to death the very next day; he died holding the gun used to kill Rice.

By Alexis Wilks · Age 18 and Mary Claire Molloy · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 30 adventurers

Alisia JaNell Williams

She made her dolls happy, too

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Angel Medina

He hoped to see the world

Miguel Angel Luciano

Thankful for what his parents gave

Branden Patten

Only two brothers came back home

Brandon Blair Wareham

His life was still in construction

Colton J. Jensen

He planned to ride the rodeo

Elias Knapp

Dirtbiking, skipping stones, being with his girlfriend

Trevor Alston McClements

Two weeks into his future, gone

Gage Allan Kiser

He will never meet his child

Nathan Isaiah Hurtado

Tragic end for a happy kid

Christopher Don Nelson

Small-town boy, fisherman and hunter

Rene Emilio Gonzalez

Once a Titan, always a Titan

Meadow Jade Pollack

An unapologetic, adventurous princess in pink

Justin Lewis Maness

A rising freshman, downed by gun

Jerimiah Xavier Hernandez

Teen cared about his friends, family

Benjamin Michael Workman-Greco

He’ll never get to marry Reagan

Keyaris Samuels

The box had a gun inside

Ibn Hatcher Downey

He was fashionable, friendly and family-oriented

Jacob Shane Hoch

Loose gun leads to lost life