Tyre Deandre Nichols was a black man who grew up in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States. He was into skateboarding and photography.
Nichols enjoyed watching the sun set at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Shelby county, Tennessee, USA. Here are 10 more things about him:
- Aside Sacramento, he has lived in other parts of California including Woodland. He also lived in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
- He was the youngest of four children. He was 12 years younger than his third oldest sibling.
- He is RowVaughn Wells‘ son and Rodney Wells‘ stepson. His mother’s name was tattooed on his arm.
- He was 6’3″ tall and he weighed 145 pounds. He had Crohn’s disease and suffered from severe weight loss.
- In 1999, he started skateboarding.
- In 2018, he was interviewed by Sacramento Bee reporter Bryan Anderson while he was waiting at the Department of Motor Vehicles office for more than six hours in nearly 100-degree heat.
- In 2019, his wife gave birth to their son.
- Just before the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, he came to Memphis and got stuck. He worked at FedEx in Memphis with his stepfather.
- At around 8:30 p.m. on January 7, 2023, he was pulled over for reckless driving by black Memphis Police Department officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith. After two different confrontations with the officers, he complained of shortness of breath and was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis in critical condition.
- On January 10, 2023, he died in the St. Francis Hospital at age 29.