‘Gone Too Soon’ By Paris Clark

Dontae was a young black man who became a product of his environment at a very young age. He grew up in some rough housing projects in the city of San Francisco, California. Being able to live and see another day was his only goal in life. His mother and father was present in his life but he was still raised by the streets. He dropped out of school at the age of 13 and spent a lot of his teenage years locked up in juvenile detention. He cared nothing about laws or regulations and had a real dislike for any law enforcement. He only lived by two rules and that was; kill or be killed and don’t ever snitch because you’ll end up in a ditch. He never had a job and only supported himself by selling drugs. Living the life of a street thug is all he knew and he had no intentions of becoming anything other than that. In the early afternoon of October 14, 2005, Dontae was driving around with his 2 year old son in the backseat when a car pulled up next to his and started firing shots into the vehicle. Dontae was killed instantly and so was his two year old son.

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