Friday, February 6, 2009
This shrine to Ronaldo J. Butler is on Pennsylvania Ave in Suitland MD, betwen Silver Hill Rd and Parkland Rd. He was the first slaying victim in Prince Georges County of the year, killed on Jan. 10, 2009.
According to the Washington Post, Mr. Butler was fatally wounded when a gunman in a car fired into a car carrying Mr Butler & 5 other people near Pennsylvania Avenue & Walters Lane in District Heights, MD. Two others in the car were wounded by the gunfire, & three others were hurt when the car crashed a mile or so away near Silver Hill Rd. No motives or suspets for the shooting were yet known by the police.
In the past few months, four or five others have been killed within a block of this shooting.
See: "Memorial to A.D." posted to this blog on 12/30/08
Very tough neighborhood, though it doesn't appear so at first sight.
Posted by Lloyd at 3:39 PM