joel sternfeld : on this site


4421 Gibson Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, August 1993



On the night of June 7,1991, nine-year-old Christopher Harris was playing with friends on these steps.
Felton Granger, a crack dealer trying to protect himself from a rival dealer, Marvel Jones, grabbed
Harris and used him as a human shield. In the gunfire that ensued, Harris was shot in the back. Friends
carried him to a relative's home nearby; he died in the emergency room of a local hospital within an
hour. Granger and Jones are serving life sentences for Harris's death.