Will Earl Davis Jr.
The rising senior was always smiling
It was the beginning of August and school was about to begin. He was 17 years old, a rising senior at Brookfield East High School. His friends described him as a person who was always smiling. In nine months, his class would walk the stage.
But he wouldn’t.
William Earl Davis Jr. was shot at approximately 10:55 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2018, while observing a confrontation at Swing Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He died later at a local hospital. Afterward, residents talked about how to make the park safer: more lighting and cameras, and more police.