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Tyron Cherez George

Age 17

Hartford, Connecticut

His beloved Air Jordans rest, unworn

His clothes, glasses, and Air Jordans always looked perfect, living up to his nicknames: “Fly Guy Ty” and the “Polo Prince.”

He loved eating breakfast at the Ranch House and meals at Benjie’s Jamaican Restaurant. However, nothing could trump his mother’s cooking. He thought it was so delicious that he was always trying to convince her to open her own restaurant. When he wasn’t eating or spending time with his beloved family, he was playing basketball, singing or dancing.

Tyron Cherez George was shot and killed in a parking lot in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 11, 2018, two weeks before his 18th birthday.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings