By Howard Koplowitz, Ivan Pereira and Christina Santucci

On the morning of May 14, 2010, Kedrick Ali Morrow told his mother the world would one day know his name.

Less than 24 hours later, Morrow, an 18-year-old aspiring rapper who was one month away from graduating from high school and receiving a $26,000-a-year scholarship to St. John's University, was shot and killed at a Springfield Gardens party thrown by a friend.

His mother, Shenee Johnson, is now trying to keep his memory alive.

Read the full story, watch audio slideshows and see a map of the 2010 homicides at www.timesledger.com/shotsinthedark.

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