On the chilly early morning of April 12, Freddie Gray walked along North Avenue's wide sidewalk with two friends. Davonte Roary, Brandon Ross and Gray called each other "brothers." They had grown up around West Baltimore's Gilmor Homes complex and were meeting for breakfast.
At one point, Ross recalls, Gray doubled over laughing and clapping. "He was always happy," Roary says.
And he was devoted to his friends: "I would die" for them, Gray wrote in one of his Instagram postings.
Most of the events that morning have been well documented. Gray, 25, was chased by police...