Thursday, August 7, 2008
Shrine in the 800 block of Southern Ave SE, Washington DC, on the Prince Georges County MD border
DC Police report:
"On Sat., Jan.28, 2006, at 7:45 pm, two pedestrians were struck by a motor vehicle in the 800 block of Southern Ave SE. The pedestrians were transported by a DC Fire and EMS to a local hospital. One of them, 25-year-old Shanika Nicole Howard, of no fixed address, was critically injured. Her son, 7-year-old Jay Shawn Howard, was pronounced dead." Shanika Howard died on 1/31/06.
The shrine displays a very poignant tribute to this young mother, written in magic marker on white fabric.
"I WILL ALWAYS MISS U
ALWAYS U WAS MY
MY WIFE &