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LaWanda Renee Glinsey

In honor of Armon Arthur Glinsey

My son was shot on October 13, 2018. He was shot in crossfire, driving down a street in Terra Haute, Indiana, near the Indiana State University campus. Several parties had been canceled that weekend, due to the fights the night before, on Friday. I had no clue about the parties being shut down. Some of the students created their own underground messaging to promote their parties for the next day. So some of the kids who where fighting Friday got into a altercation at a party. The party got shut down by students, so the altercation continued outside. During the altercation, my son and his friends were driving down the street.

My world was spinning out of control. His dad and I had just gotten a divorce three days before he was shot. My life as I knew it was destroyed.

He was only 19 years old. He had just gotten a job at Capstone in Greenwood, Indiana. He and his girlfriend had just moved into their apartment five days before this happened. Our lives will never be the same.

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