Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jawan Parker's street shrine - "211"

From a DC police report: On Sunday, October 16, 2011 at approximately 8:20 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the 1900 block of I Street, NE, for the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, they located a male, identified as Jawan Parker, 31, suffering from stab wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to a local hospital where was pronounced dead.

The suspect is described as a black female, in her late 20s, approximately 5 feet 7 inches, with brown hair, wearing a green jacket and blue jeans.

This shrine was built by friends and family on the corner of 21st and I Street NE, where he was murdered.

Some of the offerings left at the site included cans of "211" malt liquor, a favorite of his, which signified his neighborhood - 21st & I.

I was accompanied at this site by reporter John Muller, who interviewed Mr. Parker's grieving mother and a young relative. A neighbor said Mr. Parker was a recent widower, and his death leaves four children orphaned behind.

I trust justice is served, and pray for peace and healing.

More information about Mr. Parker is at HomicideWatch.


Anonymous said...

RIP my man and God bless his family.

Kayla said...

Wan , i love & miss you.
-your lil cousin/"daughter"