Monday, July 6, 2009

William Lee Boney, Jr.'s shoes -1100 block of Stevens Road SE



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.

7 comments:

Cali B said...

I love you Boney! In Pre-Calculus class you were so hilarious and always kept the class upbeat! You were very intelligent and had a bright future ahead of you! I still have that N2L CD you gave me in class! "Do the superman girl up up and away!" LOL i will never forget your positive attitude, you definitely have made an impact on the lives that you've left behind! R.I.P

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Anonymous said...

Man Boney imma miss u.. Man i remember when we use to ride in that big ass van to thee avenue and u ue to play thee keyboard wid me sincei was thee only board player in mii band. And How we use to party like shyt whn N2L was playing. U use to do a dance that i would nver forget. But imma miss u son.

Anonymous said...

Boney, I remeber you from Hines. It's messed up that your gone:(. You were one of the coolest niggas at school and oh, so funny! You will be missed, whole-heartedly R.I.P

Anonymous said...

hey brova i miss you so much every time i look at this i juss wanna cry.your son William Lee Boney III will b blessed.ily
love your sistuh Nay

Anonymous said...

Omg 2 years and its still hard 2 believe ur gone. Ily and imy very much

Anonymous said...

Happy bday!! imy like shit tho. Every year after i count down i shed a tear then take a shot! RIP brova