Thursday, July 23, 2009

Big Tay

I found this painted memorial to "Big Tay," in the 1300 block of 1st Street SW, Washington DC.

I could find no fully concrete information in police, news, or internet files on this individual. Local residents seemed wary about talking to me about this subject- there was another murder just yards away from this site a week or so ago.

Though I am not fully certain, I think this marker is probably for Harold Crawley, who was shot to death in this block at 4:40 pm on May 18, 2007. The case has not been closed, and there is a $25,000 reward posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer in the unsolved homicides section of the DC Metropolitan Police website.

In 2005, Gregory Kirkland, 18, was also killed in a driveby shooting in this same block.

Another rough place to live- and die. Just a short way from the Capitol dome.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rough place to live and die oops..
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