Nineteen year old Barry “BJ” Brooks Jr. and his girlfriend were walking from one apartment to another on November 18, 2007 in Jacksonville, FL when they were approached by two men in hoodies and robbed. As the suspects began harassing his girlfriend, BJ stepped up to defend her and was shot in the upper body. The bullet pierced an artery in his heart and he died at the hospital early the next day.
It has been almost 30 years since 16 year old Kimberly “Kim” Simon went for a walk from her home in Marcy, NY to meet a friend at Whitesboro Jr. High School. On September 18, 1985 Kim disappeared while taking that walk on Mohawk Street. Her body was found the next day in the dense woods not far from where she was last seen. Kim had been raped and strangled less than a mile from her house.
On January 30, 2011 Adonis Taylor, age 17, went out with some friends in Little Rock, Arkansas. He had no idea that his evening out would end with him left shot and dying in a parking lot.