Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Site of Dwayne Gene Dillard's slaying; police tape in the 2600 block of Douglas Place SE

From a DC police report: On Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 11:09 pm, officers from the Seventh District responded to a call for a shooting in the 2600 block of Douglas Place SE, Washington DC. The investigation revealed that three adult male victims, each suffering from a gunshot wound, had been taken to local hospitals.  A fourth adult male victim, also suffering from a gunshot wound, was transported to a local hospital by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel. Three victims were admitted for treatment.  One victim, identified as Dwayne Gene Dillard, 23, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Larry Michael Lockhart's memorial | 1300 block of Orren Street NE

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at approximately 12:13 am. Members of the Fifth District responded to the report of the sounds of gunshots in the 1300 block of Orren Street NE, Washington DC. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Larry Michael Lockhart, 26.

I spoke extensively with a neighbor, who testified that Mr. Lockhart was a positive young man, who had a couple of young children who are now bereft of their father's love and care.

This shrine to him is in the Trinidad/Ivy City neighborhood.






A plush puppy and libation street memorial for Kevin Cortez Johnson | 1200 block of Raum Street NE

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, June 26, 2015, at approximately 11:45 pm. While investigating the sounds of gunshots, Fifth District members located an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds in the 1200 block of Raum Street NE, Washington DC. He was transported to a local hospital, but succumbed to his injuries. The decedent has been identified as Kevin Cortez Johnson, 23.

This memorial is in the Trinidad/Ivy City neighborhood of DC, which is again experiencing a sad storm of homicides.

I pray that the community again experiences peace, within and without.

Flowers and dignity for Joel Johnson, 3600 block of Calvert Street NW

From a DC police report: Members of the Second District received a call on June 19, 2015, at approximately 10:28 pm, for an unconscious person in the 3600 block of Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC Upon arrival officers discovered an adult male, suffering from visible injuries from an apparent stabbing. Lifesaving treatment was initiated; however he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Joel Johnson, 53.

A moving and thorough Washington Post article describes Mr. Johnson as a quiet former photographer, who had many supporters in his friendship and family circle. He was killed on the steps of the St. Luke's Mission center, and a vigil was held in his honor and memory.



Darrell Grays's memorial, 1600 block of E Street NE. "You was peaceful."

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the shooting death that occurred in the 1600 block of E Street NE, Washington DC, on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at approximately 5:09 pm. Fifth District members responded for a shooting call and located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The decedent was transported to an area hospital where lifesaving efforts later failed. The remains of the decedent were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.  The decedent has been identified as Darrell Michael Grays, 33.

The sign left at his memorial refers to him as a 'great loyal friend.'






Memorial to Antonio Lee Bryant | 3300 block of D Street SE

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at approximately 8:40 pm. Members of the Sixth District received a call for the report of a shooting in the 3300 block of D Street SE, Washington DC.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male, unconscious, unresponsive, and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The decedent, identified as Antonio Lee Bryant, 28, was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

I found this graceful street memorial in a shady place on the quiet street where Mr. Bryant lost his life.

Peace.






Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Street shrine site for Reginald Bernard Brown III / 4700 block of Pard Road, Capitol Heights, Maryland

From a Prince George's County Police report: The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Capitol Heights, Maryland. The victim is Reginald Bernard Brown III, 18.
On May 12, 2015, at about 11:15 pm, patrol officers were called to the 4700 block of Pard Road in Capitol Heights for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Brown and four other men suffering from gunshot wounds. Brown died of his injuries a short time later at a hospital. The other victims suffered non-life threatening injuries. The preliminary investigation reveals the victims were in front of a home when they were shot.

There are two shrines constructed by friends and family at the site of this sad shooting. I spoke to a neighbor about the situation. I pray for peace and justice for all concerned.










Quadruple homicide: Savopoulos family, 3200 block of Woodland Drive NW, Washington DC | Crime scene tape

From a DC Police report: On Thursday, May 14, 2015, just before 1:30 pm, personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to a residence for the report of a fire in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive NW, Washington DC. While extinguishing the fire, four people – three adults and a juvenile – were discovered inside. The occupants have been confirmed deceased.

Savvas Savapoulos, his wife Amy Savapoulos, their 10-year-old son Philip, and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, lost their lives in this tragic occurrence.

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 11:00 pm, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Daron Dylon Wint, 34. Wint is charged with First Degree Felony Murder While Armed. The investigation is ongoing. It appears that murder and arson were committed in the act of robbery.

There was a large police presence in the area the day I documented this site. It is quite near the Vice-Presidential mansion.

See this Washington Post article for more information.








"I love you fool" Gregory McBryde's memorial | 1300 block of Harvard Street NW, Washington DC

From a DC police report: On Friday, May 1, 2015 at approximately 12:52 am, members of the Third District were on patrol when they heard gunshots in the area of the 1300 block of Harvard Street NW, Washington, DC. The area was canvassed and members located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim identified as Gregory McBryde, 21, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

This large shrine to Mr. McBryde's memory is in a busy part of DC.

RIP.