BLACK – 19 YEARS OLD
Edgar Allen Norris was raised in the Carr Square Village. His mother was mildly retarded and was raped by her Uncle when she was 13. Mother and son lived with his grandmother until she was eighteen and was eligible to live independently and to receive social services. His mother never used drugs but was abused by several men throughout her life. Edgar sought refuge in playing basketball addictively. He became so good at sinking sideline goals he earned the name One Shot. It was on that basketball court, when he was nine, that he was involuntarily recruited to be in the same gang as Ray-Ray. He continued going to school until he was 12. His grandmother was Pentecostal and very involved in her church. She tried everything she knew to keep her mentally ill daughter and her young son safe, to no avail. She turned One-Shot in to the police when she found out he had been selling drugs, thinking this could keep him safe. Instead, he was brutally beaten by the police that arrested him. He got off on a technicality. One Shot’s gang leader put a hit out on One Shot’s grandmother. Ray-Ray was sent to do the deed. When he approached her, she begged Ray-Ray to take care of One Shot to keep him safe after he killed her. She voluntarily kneeled down holding her Bible and closed her eyes waiting for the end. She heard the door to her apartment close as Ray-Ray left. Later that evening, Ray-Ray showed up at the gang leader’s crib and killed him and two of his lieutenants. These murders were the coup that put Ray-Ray on top and in charge of the gang. One Shot never learned of the hit, yet was very loyal to Ray-Ray. One Shot is 6’3” and 180 lbs.