Friday, March 20, 2015

Street memorial for Rico Myers | 300 block of 61st Street NE DC

From the DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 6100 block of Clay Street NE, Washington DC. On Monday, February 16, 2015, at approximately 12:03 pm, officers from the Sixth District heard the sounds of gunshots in the 6100 block of Clay Street, Northeast. The officers responded to the area and located a male lying on the ground, unconscious, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body, in the 300 block of 61st Street, NE. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Mr. Rico Myers, 25, to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.




Peace to Mr. Meyers, and to his family and circle of friends.

Thanks to John Muller for his help.

Street memorial for Kevin Owens in the 3400 block of 13th Place SE DC

From the DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3400 block of 13th Place SE, Washington DC. On Monday, January 19, 2015, at approximately 2 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the 3400 block of 13th Place, SE. Upon arrival, they located an adult male, identified as Kevin Owens, 22, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.





RIP.

Thanks to John Muller for his help.

Street memorial in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue SE, DC

I found this weathered street shrine in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue SE, Washington DC. I believe, but am not certain, that it is for Preston Cornelius Johnson Sr. and Preston Cornelius Johnson, Jr., who lost their lives nearby in late December 2014.

Please let me know if you have more accurate information.

From the DC police report: On Sunday, December 28, 2014, at approximately 9:50 pm, a police officer from the Seventh District was on routine patrol in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue SE, Washington DC. The police officer discovered two adult males, unconscious and unresponsive suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Neither gunshot victims’ exhibited any signs consistent with life.  The first male gunshot victim has been identified as Preston Cornelius Johnson, 71, and the second male gunshot victim has been identified as Preston Cornelius Johnson, Jr., 49.

More information at HomicideWatch.



RIP. Healing and strength to the Johnson family.

Thanks to John Muller for his help.

Poster for Thomas N. Deal | 1400 block of Cedar Street SE DC

From the DC police report: On Thursday, March 05, 2015, at approximately 1:11 a.m., members of the Seventh District received a call for the report of the sounds of gunshot in the 1400 block of Cedar Street, Southeast.  The officers responded to the area and located a male, identified as Thomas N. Deal, 33, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.

According to historian John Muller, this slaying occurred on land that was originally part of Cedar Hill, Frederick Douglass' property.

Police tape at the site of Rahji Jerod Ross' slaying | 2700 block of Bruce Place SE DC

From the DC police report:  On Saturday, January 3, 2015, at approximately 3:51 am, a member of Seventh District responded to the sound of gunshots in the 2700 block of Bruce Place SE, Washington DC, where an adult male was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, Rahji Jerod Ross, 35, to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.


Peace to this Mr. Ross, his family, and the whole neighborhood of Woodland Terrace.

Thanks to John Muller of his help.

Police tape at the site of Marcus McClam's slaying | 1200 block of Brentwood Road NE DC

From the DC police report: On Monday, February 23, 2015, at approximately 12:16 am, officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting and located a male suffering from gunshot wounds inside a residence in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road NE, Washington DC.

The decedent has been identified as Mr. Marcus J. McClam, 29, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.


Thanks to John Muller for his help with my search at this site.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Older street shrine, 800 block of Morton Street NW

I encountered this older street memorial in the 800 block of Morton Street NW, while looking for the shrine for Alejandra Coronado-Cardona. I am not 100% certain who it is for.  It is possibly erected in memory of Julius Ellington, who was slain near this site in 2012.

From a DC police report: On Thursday, July 5, 2012, at approximately 2:20 am members of the Third District responded to the rear of the 600 block of Morton Street NW, Washington DC, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Julius Barnett Ellington, 35, to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. A second victim, an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

If you have accurate information on this shrine, kindly contact me, and I will add it.

More information on Mr. Ellington's demise is at HomicideWatch:



Thanks to John Muller for his help.

Site of a homicide: Davon Barnes | 500 block of Quarles Street NE

From a DC police report: On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at approximately 7:39 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to a shooting in the area of Kenilworth and Quarles Streets, NE, Washington DC. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds in the 4500 block of Quarles Street, Northeast. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Davon Barnes, 25, to an area hospital, where he later died.

Bobby Barnes 21, was arrested a short time later, and charged with First Degree Murder While Armed.


Thank you to John Muller for his help with my search.

Memorial for James Anderson | 300 block of First Street SW

From a DC police report: 1300 block First St SW On Sunday, January 11, 2015, at approximately 6:55 pm, police officers from the First District responded to a call for a shooting in the 1300 block of First Street SW, Washington DC. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male inside of the residence located in the 1300 block of First Street, Southwest, Washington DC. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim, identified as James Anderson, 27, to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

This memorial is just a few blocks from both the baseball stadium and Arena Stage.

Peace.





Memorial for Alejandra Coronado-Cardona | 3300 block of Sherman Avenue NW

From a DC police report: On Sunday, March 8, 2015, at approximately 8:11 am, members of the Third District responded to the report of an unconscious person lying in the 3300 block of Sherman Avenue NW, Washington DC. Upon arrival, they located an adult female, identified as Alejandra Coronado-Cardona, 37, suffering from apparent stab wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and EMS observed no signs consistent with life.

A sad situation.
Blessings to Ms. Coronado-Cardona's circle of family and friends.








Thanks to my colleague and friend, author-reporter-historian, John Muller

Saturday, December 13, 2014

RIP Cheeze. Shrine to Antonio Ward, 5000 block of Just Street NE

From a 2009 DC police report: On Saturday, September 12, 2009, at approximately 9:27 pm, Antonio Benard Ward was shot and killed on the 5000 block of Just Street, NE, Washington DC. The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in gathering information regarding this incident.

There is some more information on Mr. Ward at Legacy.com  and Myspace.

I encountered this older memorial while searching for a possible new shrine from a recent homicide in the same block.


Fly to Peace | Latroia Renee Smith's shrine, 2700 block of Langston Place SE DC

From a DC police report: On Sunday, November 2, 2014 at approximately 4:56 am, DC Fire and EMS responded to a call for a fire in the 2700 block of Langston Place SE, Washington, DC. Upon arrival, they located a deceased female, who has been identified as Latroia Renee Smith, 26. The investigation revealed that the decedent sustained gunshot wounds and burns.

According to WJLA, Smith was a mother of three boys, and leaves behind her own grieving mother.
 





Yitgadal, vyitgadash, shema rabah. May they experience mercy and peace.

"Brenden's Path" - Memorial to Brenden Michael Wilson, Woodbridge, VA

From a Prince William County police report:  On November 10, 2014, at 4:28 pm, officers responded to the 12500 block of Oakwood Dr in Woodbridge, Virginia to investigate a reported shooting. Officers arrived in the area and located the victim on a pathway between the Woodbridge Senior High School and adjoining neighborhood. The victim, identified as a 16 year old male juvenile who attends Woodbridge Senior High School, sustained gunshot related injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. It was revealed that the shooting was drug related and that all parties were known to one another. The victim was identified as Brenden Michael Wilson, 16, of Woodbridge . A 17 year old male juvenile of Woodbridge and a 16 year old female juvenile of Woodbridge were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Considerably more information about this case can be found  in a Washington Post article, and other press accounts.














This was among the largest memorials I have encountered in the past dozen years. It is on a path immediately adjacent to the high school he attended. Obviously Mr. Wilson's loss had a powerful affect on his family and community. I wish them all peace and healing.