HOUSTON—Devon Wade left this world much as he entered it, intertwined with his identical twin, Steve, fighting to survive.

“We’ve come too far for you to leave now,” Steve murmured, cradling his brother. “Breathe.” Blood pooled on the entryway floor from a gunshot wound to the chest. Devon’s eyes were open but he didn’t speak. Steve heard sirens and ran outside in his underwear, thinking the ambulance had arrived. Instead, police ordered him to the ground at gunpoint.

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