Sunday, October 4, 2015

Shrine - 1600 Block W Street Southeast

I encountered this older shrine while on assignment for Enterprise Community Partners. As there have been several homicides in this block over the years, I can make no certain identification as to whom it memorializes.

I believe the shrine is likely for Durand Lucas, who lost his life here in 2010.

From a DC police report: On Saturday, June 5, 2010, at approximately 2:57 am, units from the Seventh District were dispatched to the 1600 block of W Street SE, Washington DC, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious subject who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded and determined the victim, identified as Durand Lucas, 17, had no signs of life. The victim was then transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where he was pronounced dead.

May he rest in peace. 

In July 2014, Joshua Andrews was sentenced to over 41 years in prison for the murder of Mr. Lucas. See HomicideWatch for more information on this case.

And a wish for peace in the neighborhood.

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