Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shrine to unknown person, 200 block of Zelma Avenue, Capitol Heights MD

While looking for a possible shrine built for Jan Cotto, who was slain in the 200 block of Zelma Ave, Capitol Heights, Maryland, on April 6, 2017, I encountered this older memorial in the immediate vicinity. This shrine appears briefly in a NBC news video. A child, Demetri Hooper, 6 months old, was also slain in this block in 2016.

I believe this shrine is possibly for an older incident. I cannot find anything on the situation.

Peace to these departed souls, and to this community.






Gone too soon | Shrine for Damonta Thompson in the 100 block of Irvington Street SW DC

From  DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Irvington Street SW, Washington DC, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. At approximately 2:07 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as Damonta Thompson, 25, of Southwest, DC.

This exceptionally large and varied shrine reflects the care that his loved ones have for his memory.

Thanks to reporter John Muller for his support.














Long Live A Legend / Shrine to Charles Garris / 1200 block of Talbert Street SE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 1200 block of Talbert Street SE, Washington DC. On Thursday, May 16, 2013, at approximately 3:32 pm, units from the Seventh District responded to the 1200 block of Talbert Street, SE for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male inside an apartment suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The decedent is identified as Charles Garris, 28, of Southwest, Washington, DC.

Thanks to reporter John Muller for his help discovering this ongoing memorial.

Peace to the memory of Mr. Garris.

Shrine for Michael Derricote (one love li'l bro) 3500 block of Stanton Road SE DC

This large shrine had many people in the vicinity when I documented it.

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 3500 block of Stanton Road SE, Washington DC, on Friday, April 14, 2017. At approximately 8:05 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to a report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located two adult males. Each was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel were called to the scene and transported both victims to local hospitals. The first victim was admitted with life threatening injuries. The second victim was admitted in critical but stable condition. On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the first victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Michael Derricote, 26, of Upper Marlboro, MD.

Thanks to reporter John Muller for his assistance.






RIP Antwan Jones | 2100 block of Alabama Avenue SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch seek the public's assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in a fatal shooting which occurred in the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue SE, Washington DC, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. At approximately 3:45 pm, officers from the Seventh District responded to the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue, Southeast, for the report of a shooting. While responding, members of the Seventh District located a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Stanton Road and Alabama Avenue, Southeast. Members discovered that the driver and passenger, of one of the involved vehicles, were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported both adult male victims to an area hospital, where one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The other victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The decedent was identified as Antwan Jones, 31, of Arlington, VA.

Thanks to reporter for John Muller for his help.


Shrine Tree / for Veezy and crew / 1400 block of Howard Road SE DC

A 'shrine tree'  to Veezy and several other people slain in the Manor neighborhood of Old Barry Farm. This ongoing memorial is in the 1400 block of Howard Road SE, Washington DC.
Pictured at the site Jayon, also know as J-man, who told us that Veezy was his godfather.

I found this tree shrine to multiple homicide victims very touching and quite unusual.

May the wars cease, and peace be upon the land and in our hearts.

Thanks to Jayon and reporter John Muller for their kind help.









RIP Devon and RIP Lil Len / 2600 block Bowen Rd SE DC

Two shrines in cement to Davon and to Len, who lost their lives in the Manor neighborhood of Old Barry Farm, in Southest DC. The area is called "Da Manor," or sometimes Oxford Manor.

Peace.

Thanks to Jayon/J-Man and reporter John Muller for their help.





RIP Orlando Donald Silver, III / shrine in the 1300 block of Howard Road SE DC

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced a second arrest has been made in the fatal shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Howard Road SE, Washington DC, on Sunday, November 27, 2016. At approximately 4:12 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Orlando Donald Silver, III, 37, of Washington, DC.

Pictured  at the shrine is Jayon, also know as J-man, Orlando Donald Silver, III's cousin. The neighborhood is called "Da Manor," or sometimes Oxford Manor. Jayon said his cousin was a good person, and visits the shrine often.

Thanks to reporter John Muller for his help in finding this site, and his knowledge of the community.





Thursday, April 13, 2017

Shrine in the unit block of M Street NE DC (Jamar Morris)

I found this shrine in the unit block of M Street NE, Washington DC. I believe it may be in memory of Jamar Harris, who was shot to death nearby a little over a year earlier.

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the unit block of M Street NW, Washington DC.
On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at approximately 8:39 pm members of the First District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots.  Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment where all lifesaving efforts failed. The decedent has been identified as Jamar Morris, 28, of Northwest, DC.

The guitar and snare drum are unusual representations.

May he rest in peace.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Memorial for "Lil Chic". Dennis Taylor | 2200 block of Columbia Place, Landover MD

From a Prince Georges Police report: The Homicide Unit is actively investigating the fatal shooting of a teenager Saturday night in Landover, Maryland. The victim is Dennis Taylor, 15, of Columbia Place in Landover. Officers were called to the 2200 block of Columbia Place at 9:40 pm on March 25th 2017, for a shooting. Taylor was found outside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to reports by the Washington Post and Channel 50 TV, Mr. Taylor, whose nickname was "Li'l Chic," was shot very near his home. Heroic CPR efforts by a neighbor, Ms. Karen Forges, who is a nurse, and the work of emergency paramedics, were unsuccessful in reviving him from his wounds.

His friends and family held a large vigil in his honor and memory, and to comfort themselves at his tragic end.







May they, and the whole community have peace, and may justice be served.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Walter Mack Clark, slain in the 700 block of 21st Street NE, DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 700 block of 21st Street NE, Washington DC, on Friday, February 17, 2017. At approximately 12:53 pm, officers responded to the listed location for an ‘Investigate the Trouble’ call. Upon arrival, members located an adult male inside of a residence. The male was unconscious and appeared to have sustained trauma to his body. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the body and the manner of death to be Homicide. The decedent has been identified as Walter Mack Clark, 63, of Southeast, DC. On Friday, February 17, 2017, detectives from the Homicide Branch arrested Thomasine Bennett, 67, of Northeast, DC. She was charged with First Degree Murder while Armed.

"When things go wrong, go wrong with you, it hurts me too." The blues...a deep well.

Police tape near the site of the slaying of Nathan Slye Jr. | 3000 block of Great Oak Drive, District Heights, MD

From a Prince Georges County Police report: The Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with a recent homicide in District Heights. The suspect is Sedrick Stokes, 27, of Temple Hills. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of Nathan Slye Jr., 46, of Suitland. On March 3, 2017, at about 12:25 pm, officers were called to the 3000 block of Great Oak Drive, District Heights, Maryland, for the report of a shooting. Officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later. Preliminarily, detectives believe the motive is robbery. The suspect and victim were acquaintances. Stokes is charged with first and second degree murder.

This material was about a block away from the site indicated on the police report.

Peace to Mr. Slye.


Crime tape and sneakers for Maurice Nathaniel Jackson. 1900 block of Fairlawn Avenue SE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1900 block of Fairlawn Avenue SE, Washington DC, on Friday, March 24, 2017. At approximately 12:30 am, officers from the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Maurice Nathaniel Jackson, 32, of Southeast, DC.

Rest in peace.



RIP Eric Linnair Wright. 900 block of 12th Street NE, DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch seek the public's assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, February 17, 2017, in the 900 block of 12th Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 9:21 pm, members of the First District responded to the location for the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Eric Linnair Wright, 53, to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.



Delonta Alexander. Shirt memorial in the 2700 block of Langston Place SE, DC.

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2700 block of Langston Place SE, Washington DC, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. At approximately 1:11 am, officers responded to the listed location for a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Delonta Alexander, 34, to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

This memorial is adjacent to the one for Adam Edwin Barker, slain in the same block one year ago.

Peace and justice to all in this neighborhood.

Thanks to Moises Gomez for his help.