TRAYVON MARTIN: The Black teenager who was gunned down by George Zimmerman — a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida — and captured national attention and garnered universal outrage. Martin was gunned down near his father’s home, wearing a hoodie and armed with little more than an iced tea and Skittles. He was 17.
ANTHONY DUNN: Anthony “Tony” Dunn was a mail carrier, who died after having his legs severed by an unlicensed driver while delivering mail in the Boyle Heights area of East L.A. He was 31.
KENDREC MCDADE: Kendrec McDade, a young Black man, was killed in Pasadena, CA. by the local police, and the community raised many questions about the circumstances surrounding the seemingly senseless killing. An attorney for the family filed a lawsuit against the police in the U.S. district Court. The police officers involved were acquitted of any wrongdoing. He was 19.
FREDRICK MARTIN: Fred Martin was a young father and husband who was gunned down in a heroic effort to save his 8-year-old the son from gunfire. Martin was shot twice in the chest and stomach after pushing his son to the ground at the last second — ultimately saving the kid’s life. He was 28.
BRANDON WOODARD: L.A. resident Brandon Woodard, 31, was shot and killed in Manhattan in what New York police suspect was a professional hit. They are still investigating and have a suspect on camera.
Victor McClinton: Victor McClinton, 49, was fatally shot in Pasadena on Christmas morning. McClinton is a graduate of Verbum Dei High School and attended Pasadena City College, majoring in recreation and administration of justice. He was an 18-year law enforcement technician in addition to serving as director of the Brotherhood Crusade Pasadena youth sports program. McClinton is survived by his wife, Shelly, and two adult sons, Kristian and Kameron.