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BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 21:  Young men show their support for Freddie Gray by wearing clothes printed with '#Pray4Pepper' and '
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 21: Young men show their support for Freddie Gray by wearing clothes printed with '#Pray4Pepper' and '#JusticeForFreddie' in the Sandtown neighborhood where April 21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, whose nickname was Pepper, was a 25-year-old black man who lived in this neighborhood and was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE — In life, friends say, Freddie Gray was an easygoing, slender young man who liked girls and partying here in Sandtown, a section of west Baltimore pocked by boarded-up rowhouses and known to the police for drug dealing and crime.

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