R.I.P.: Remembering the Lives of Every Teenager Killed in Chicago This Summer Alixi Johnson

July 2012

Myrion Currie, 19

On July 1, bullets struck Currie in the chest in a vacant lot two blocks north of the Eisenhower Expressway. Currie was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

[via Chicago Sun-Times]

Demetrius Tribett, 19

When doctors at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn received Tribett on July 2, he was bleeding from gunshots to the abdomen, arm, and neck. He was pronounced dead at midnight, less than hour after he was shot near his home on South Ellis Avenue.

[via Chicago Sun-Times]

Ricardo Alcantara, 18

A bullet to the chin struck Alcantara on South Hamlin Avenue in the late afternoon of July 5. He died at the scene.

[via Chicago Sun-Times]

Adeniyi Adesida, 18

Alleged beef over a girlfriend between Dewayne J. Ford, 25, and the group of young people Adesida was hanging with on July 5 led to the teen's death. Ford drove past the porch on West Saint Paul Avenue where Adesida sat and yelled, "I got something for y'all, I'll be back." He returned with a gun.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Zachary Barrios, 18

Police arrived on the scene after someone described hearing two "pops" late on July 6. Officers on the scene found Barrios unresponsive on South Champlain Avenue.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Martin Tejeda, 16

A gang-related shooting on July 12 took the life of Tejeda and injured a 15-year-old friend. Two gunmen came from behind a tree, sending Tejeda and his companion running. The 15-year-old took fire to his legs but survived.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Nathaniel Gonzalez, 16

Bullets fired from a moving car killed Gonzalez on the sidewalk where he stood at around a quarter to 4 in the afternoon on July 19. He was in Englewood, on South Laflin Street.

[via Huffington Post]

Jamauri Askew, 16

Just hours after Gonzalez was murdered on July 19, Askew was shot to death in an alley on the 7500 block of South Paulina Street in West Englewood. Police believe that the shooting may have been gang-related.

[via Huffington Post]

Akil Partee, 19

Partee was killed in front of his apartment building after returning home from his job at Sears around 1 a.m on July 21. He was the victim of an altercation he had absolutely nothing to do with—two men had gotten into an argument earlier in the night, and one of them returned later with a gun. Partee was killed in the crossfire.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Alixi Johnson, 17 (first image)

Johnson, a resident of the 9600 block of South Merrill Avenue, was shot in the neck in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood park on July 23. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

[via CBS Chicago]

Douglas Bufford, 16

On July 25, four days after he was accidentally shot during a home invasion attempt, Douglas Bufford succumbed to his injuries. A group of young men broke into a home in an attempt to rob it, and Bufford was shot by a fellow accomplice.

[via Chicago Tribune]

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