Running head: YOUTH VIOLENCE
1. Who is Tony Hicks?
Tony Hicks was a 14-year-old gang initiate who shot and killed Tariq Khamisa.
2. Who is Tariq Khamisa?
Tariq Khamisa was a pizza delivery guy who was shot and killed by the 14-year-old
3. Who was Tony raised by?
From 1990 Tony Hicks was raised by his grandfather Ples Felix after being exposed to
violence in his childhood. In 1995 he ran away from home under the influence of the
4. Why did Tony run away?
The reason for running away was the influence of the wrong crowd.
5. What was the situation that resulted in Tariq’s death?
Tony Hicks as handed a loaded gang in a pizza delivery robbery and told to shoot the
driver who refused to give up the pizzas or money he was carrying.
6. Who is now incarcerated?
Tony became the first juvenile to be incarcerated for 25 years at an adult prison at a
tender age of 14 years.
7. Who gave Tony the gun? Who told him to shoot Tariq?
Tony was given the gun by an older gang member who was 18 years old and was ordered
to shoot the pizza delivery guy.
8. How did Tariq die? Not just the gunshot, but what happened after the gunshot?
After shooting Tariq tony and the gang member ran way leaving him to bleed to death.
9. How do you think Tony’s Grandpa Feels?
Tony’s father feels devastated and at a loss for the mistakes that were conducted by Tony
Hicks who was under his came when he committed the murder.
10. How does Tony feel?
Tony feels remorseful and shares t...