I do not know for certain if they are a memorial to Mr. Edon, who was recently slain in this block.
In any event, I wish him, his family, and this neighborhood, justice and peace.
From a DC police report: On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at approximately 1:36 am, police officers from the Seventh District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 2600 block of Wade Road SE, Washington DC. Following a systematic canvas, they located the victim, identified as Ronnie Scharrod Edon, 19, of Forestville, Maryland, in the 2600 block of Birney Place SE, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS arrived on the scene and found no signs consistent with life.
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