Saturday, July 27, 2013
DC police report: On Saturday, July 13, 2013, at approximately 4:29 am, patrol officers from the Seventh District responded to the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE, Washington DC, for a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. A second shooting victim was located in the 300 block of Parkland Place SE, also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Personnel from DC Fire and EMS transported both shooting victims to area hospitals where they were admitted in critical condition.
The second victim of this shooting, identified as Derrick Scott, 30, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
This modest but colorful memorial was in the front yard of a row house.
There is more information on this situation on HomicideWatch.
On April 22nd, 2015, I found this shrine moved across the street and maintained in Mr. Scott's memory.