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Tobias Robinson

Age 14

Chicago, Illinois

A young boy, "missed by all"

Some knew him as Toby for short. He was a “good boy” who lived in West Englewood in Chicago, Illinois, a neighborhood known for poverty and crime.

“Regardless of what the police and the news portray him as, we knew who he was,” Tia Turner-Tompkins commented on a Facebook post. “Toby will be missed by all.”

Tobias Robinson, 14, attended Chicago Vocational Career Academy. He was shot in the head in his neighborhood during a drive-by shooting around midnight and died at Holy Cross Hospital on July 18, 2018.

By Zoe Hsu · 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