68 Blocks: Life, death, hope: Part 1 of 5

Dreams cut short, dreams reborn

It’s a neighborhood known for trouble, but Bowdoin-Geneva is much more than that. A Globe team spent months there, listening and asking why violence persists where love and loyalty also run so strong.

The Davis family did everything together. They took vacations. They dined together. They went to church as a family. That changed the day their son and baby brother, Nicholas Fomby-Davis, was fatally shot. That was the day everything changed. This summer, two years after his death, Nate and Trina Davis and their two girls, Trinecia and Natalie, tried to find closure and put the pieces back in their lives – without Nicholas.