The guilt born from Jeron's death begins to eat away at AJ. He falls into a depression, resulting in him not attending Jeron's funeral. AJ decides that he cannot continue with the gang and must find his own way. He tells his friends of his decision. Kendrick, greatly bothered by AJ's "selfishness", blames him for his brother's death and manifests hate towards him. AJ departs, leaving his friends, family, and city behind.