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Zachary Anthony Segura

Age 17

Converse, Texas

One heart stopped. Another one begins.

He chose to be an organ donor at the age of 16. He knew he wanted to be a Marine. His family members knew him as a prankster, and someone who was always willing to offer a helping hand.

“He brought joy to everybody he was around,” his uncle Alex Flores said. “People came and told us stories of how he helped them. The things he did were just astounding. He was just an amazing kid all around.”

Zachary Anthony Segura, 17, died from a gunshot wound to the head on Feb. 25, 2018 in Converse,Texas, outside San Antonio. His heart was donated to another 16-year-old.

By Jenny Xu · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 jokesters

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Kaiden Vague

Sixteenth birthday. Golden birthday. Last birthday.

Eric Xavier Degori

His jokes could make anyone laugh

Will Earl Davis Jr.

The rising senior was always smiling

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Edgar Alan Espino

Jokester loved to make people laugh

Daron Johnson

He went to celebrate another’s life

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Deandre Moon

Overnight tragedy for a basketball fan

Terale Claridy-Vaught

‘Solid’ friend barely gets to adulthood

Robert Carranza

He liked to post song lyrics

Amauri Green

Died while fixing a flat tire

Eddie Daiquan Grant

A devoted boyfriend and rap fan

Bryan Portales Escalante

Phone, wallet, shoes and, life — gone

Darion Gordon

Sixteen years erased by one bullet

Steven Alexander Jr.

He missed his first Father’s Day

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Matthew James Jurado

Challenging student had a compassionate heart

Ryan J. Dillon

A playful boy, stopped by bullets

Manuel Lopez Jr.

High school senior set to graduate