Tamel Durant, a 17-year-old Richmond Alternative School student, was looking forward to graduating next spring. He won’t. His body was found in a trash can after he who was shot and killed in Fairfield Court on Oct. 19.
The teen moved to Richmond two years ago from New York to live with his father, Jemil Durant, right. He was described as quiet, someone who was turning his life around. A Golden State Warriors fan, he loved Steph Curry. During a Monday, Oct. 24, vigil organized by James E. “J.J.” Minor III, president of the Richmond Branch NAACP, family and loved ones gathered to remember and honor the shortened life of Tamel.