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Wilvens Idoris

Age 15

Orlando, Florida

Wrong crowd. Wrong place. Wrong time.

He was learning how to drive and navigating a new high school, Positive Pathways in Orange County, Florida. His father was his best friend.

The Boca Club apartment complex was “filled with children” and usually very safe, thanks to security that kept shootings “uncommon.” Still, his father worried that his son was running with the wrong crowd: “I did my best, but my best wasn’t good enough,” 

Police found Wilvens Idoris, 15, dead from a gunshot wound to the head in a grassy strip between two buildings at the Boca Club apartments in Orlando on July 1, 2018.

By Sara Stemmler · 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