'Who can catch the most (white) bodies?'
by Brian Hickey
The Chinese-takeout joint and basketball courts near 30th and Jefferson just weren't cutting it on March 23, 2006. So three young friends set out to find something better to do.
The first stop was on 26th, where Quinzell McCall, George Graves and Dawud Thomas dropped by Quinzell's aunt's house. They'd emerge with a loaded .357-caliber German-made revolver with black tape holding its handle together.
Quinzell, 16, handed the gun to George, who stuck it in his hoodie. They all crossed the street and went inside the rec center, where they met three boys they barely knew. Unfamiliarity didn't stop Brian Crosland, Malik Loper and Dimitrius Tadlock from going along, though.
Ranging in age from 13 to 16, the six made their way south into Fairmount to play a game called "Who can catch the most bodies?"
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