Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Street Shrine to "Jess" in the 6800 block of Forest terrace, Landover MD. Never Forgotten.

I found this older street memorial to "Jess" in the 6800 block Forest Terrace of Landover, Maryland.
I could find no data on this person or situation. there have been several homicides in the area over the years, but none that were in this block that match "Jess's" description, nor have their been other area homicides that I could determine were the person this shrine honors. The flowers and liquor bottles and new red mulch appear to part of an ongoing tribute.

I encountered this shrine while looking for anything regarding the sad case of Knijah Amore Bibb, 3 years old, was shot and slain in the 6900 block of this street on August 10, 2014.

Site of Dexter Motley's demise - the unit block of 46th Place NE

From a DC police report: On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at approximately 9:32 pm, shot spotter detected multiple gunshots on the 4600 block of East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC. Moments later, members from the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting at 46th Place and Central Avenue, NE. Upon arrival, they discovered two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Victim # 1 was located in the unit block of 46th Place, NE, and victim # 2 was located in the unit block of 46th Street, NE. DC Fire and EMS transported victim # 1, identified as Dexter Motley, 25, to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition but subsequently succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Victim # 2 was also transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Mr. Motley's slaying occurred immediately behind the well-known local landmark, the Shrimp Boat. There have been two or three other homicides in this immediate area within the past year.

I hope the community and his family is able to grow the resources for peace, safety, and healing.

More and ongoing information is available on HomicideWatch.

Shrine remnants for Damato Coates, Riverdale Road, New Carrolton

From a Prince Georges Police release:  On August 5, 2014, at about 3:50 am, New Carrollton Police Department patrol officers were called to the 7800 block of Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, Maryland, for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man behind an apartment building suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, Damato Anthony Coates, 24, was pronounced dead on the scene. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting.

This small remnant of a memorial was behind an apartment building in a large complex.

Peace to all.