Monday, July 6, 2009
This small shoe shrine is to William Lee Boney, Jr. It is in the 1100 block of Stevens Rd, SE, Washington, DC.
While photographing, I met members of his family at this site. It was the day of Mr. Boney's funeral. They were attending the service later that afternoon. They told me clearly and firmly that he'd been quite a good young man, and that the whole situation was very sad.
In an unusual turn of events, the young man who allegedly killed him turned himself into the police on his own.
Let us trust that justice is served, and that all the broken hearts are mended as best can be.
From DC Police reports:
Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of William Lee Boney, Jr., which occurred on the evening of Friday, June 26, 2009 in the 1100 block of Stevens Rd, SE. Early on Saturday, June 27, 2009, 23-year-old Donta Tremont Leonard of SE Washington, DC surrendered himself at the department’s Homicide Branch. He has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the death of William Lee Boney, Jr.
At approximately 8:30 pm on Friday, June 26, 2009, officers assigned to the 7th District responded to the 1100 block of Stevens Rd, SE, to investigate the report of an assault. Upon arrival, an adult male was found lying on the ground suffering from apparent blunt force trauma. The victim, identified as 20-year-old William Lee Boney, Jr, of the 1100 block of Stevens Road, SE, was transported to an area hospital & pronounced dead.
Posted by Lloyd at 11:11 AM