An Elegy for Adrian Gonzalez, 17

Adrian Gonzalez, 17, was killed just outside JP on Wardman Street on Saturday. Brendan Halpin knew him and wants the world to know that he mattered.

Adrian was killed not because of something he did but because of who he was: a Hispanic kid in a low-income neighborhood.

He was shot to death outside his home. He was seventeen years old. Adrian attended the same elementary school as my children. He was friends with my son from kindergarten through fifth grade. He came over to my house a few times. I met his family.

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