Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial for Simwone Keith Milstead / Woodland Terrace SE | "We love you daddy"

From a DC police report: On Saturday, May 17, 2014, at approximately 11:58 pm, officers from the Seventh District responded to a call for the report of a shooting in the 2700 block of Langston Place SE, Washington, DC. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Simwone Keith Milstead, 38, to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

This sad situation occurred in the beleaguered Woodland Terrace complex. I have photographed at least three shrines to murder victims in this particular small courtyard over the years, and documented many others in the adjacent neighborhood.

I hope for peace to this man's family, and healing for the entire community.

More information is on HomicideWatch.

I revisited this site on October 1, 2014 while scouting an other potential shrine site.

I spoke for some time with Mr. Milstead's aunt, who maintains the memorial to him. She says she and others do so as a mark of deep respect for his life.

Mr. Milstead left behind ten children, who are now being safely cared for by their mother, who has relocated to another state.

May they all be blessed with peace, spiritual and other strengths, and long lives, free from further trouble.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

To the murderer of my son - in law (Keith) your agenda was to hurt Keith but who u really hurt was his love ones. How does it feel to break the hearts of his children ? To make his wife a young widow ? To break his parents and siblings heart ? Does it make u Happy to know that his 3 and 4 yrs old son's don't understand why they can't go visit their father in heaven. Does it make u Happy to know that his daughters sit alone and cry when they think of their father ? What a real gangster u are to cause so much pain to his children. Good luck explaining that to the LORD .