Sunday, November 29, 2015

Shrine to Tiff | 5300 block of Dix Street NE





There have been two recent violent shooting deaths in the 5300 block of Dix Street NE, Washington DC. 

I documented this shrine there, on the edge of the Clay Terrace neighborhood. I do not know who it was erected for. The person honored was nicknamed Tiff.

In any case, I wish peace and justice for the families affected, and for the community.

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 5300 block of Dix Street NE, Washington DC, on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at approximately 7:14 am. Members of the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon their arrival to the scene, they found an unconscious adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Leon Reid Jr., 35, was transported to a local hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced.

From a DC police report: The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the decedent in the fatal police-involved shooting that took place in the 5300 block of Dix Street NE, Washington DC, on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at approximately 1:52 pm as Darick Napper, 34. 

Reward poster | site of Percy Williams slaying - 1900 block of Capitol Avenue NE


From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1900 block of Capitol Avenue NE, Washington DC, on Monday October 19, 2015, at approximately 2:06 am. Members of the Fifth District responded to a call for sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Percy Williams, 20.


This neighborhood is challenged in many ways. Peace and hope are sorely needed.


"I Love You Daddy" - memorial for Norman Joaquin in the 1900 block of Q Street SE




From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that took place in the 1900 block of Q Street SE, Washington DC, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at approximately 9:32 pm. Members of the Seventh District responded to the area of Minnesota Avenue and Q Street SE, Washington DC, for a reported shooting. An adult male was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and showing no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The decedent has been identified as Norman Joaquin, 42.

Reading the note from his child on this shrine made me cry.

A prayer is needed for peace, strength, justice, and healing.


Rest in Peace Flavor | shrine for Nathaniel Moody, 2200 block of G Street NE




From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 2200 block of G Street NE, Washington DC, on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at approximately 4:33 pm. Members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a stabbing. Upon arrival on the scene, members located the victim suffering from stab wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital, where the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Nathaniel Moody, 51.

Peace to his family.


Murder graffiti | rear of 600 Audrey Lane, Oxon Hill MD


So far as I know this rough graffiti tag marks no specific homicide. 

I was looking for a potential shrine in this block to Keyshaun Mason, 14, who was murdered nearby on October 19, 2015.

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested Sean Crawford, 48, of the 600 block of Audrey Lane in Oxon Hill, Maryland, for the stabbing fatality, and for the attempted murder of a second victim, 18, who survived.

A sad situation. 


In memory of Muhammad Washington | shrines in the 4200 block of Edson Street NE






From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 600 block of 42nd Street NE, Washington DC, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at approximately 11:42 am. Members of the Sixth District were directed to an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital, where the victim succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Muhammad Washington, 20.

These two shrines were erected a block away from the address reported for the shooting. Both are in the 4200 block of Edson Street NE.


Police crime scene tape at the site of Marcus Manor's slaying | 2900 block Sherman Avenue NW


From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue NW, Washington DC, on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at approximately 11:10 am. Members of the Third District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Marcus Manor, 38, succumbed to his injuries on scene and was pronounced dead. On Monday, October 26, 2015, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Kevin Chase, 28, of Northwest, DC. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed. 

Street shrine for Kenneth Eugene Cosby | 1400 block of V Street SE




From a DC police reportDetectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1400 block of V Street SE, Washington DC, on Friday, October 30, 2015 at approximately 12:58 am.                                            
Members of the Seventh District were patrolling in the area, when they heard gunshots and responded to the scene. Upon their arrival, they found an adult male unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Kenneth Eugene Cosby, 36, was transported to a local hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced.


Much peace and healing needed.

Memorial for Frederick Etheridge, III | 6000 block of Eads Street NE




From a DC police report: On Monday, November 16, 2015, at approximately 3:48 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting in the 6000 block of Eads Street NE, Washington DC. Upon arrival, the victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound. DCFEMS transported the victim, identified as Frederick Etheridge, III, 28, to a local hospital where all lifesaving efforts proved to be futile. On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, detectives from the Homicide Branch arrested Sharay Brittney Guy, 24, and charged her with Murder Two while Armed. 

Peace.

Crime scene tape: Eric Jones | 500 block of Morse Street NE


From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that took place in the 500 block of Morse Street NE, Washington DC,  on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at approximately 1:10 am. Members of the Fifth District responded to the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they located an adult male within the block suffering from stab wounds, who was unconscious and unresponsive. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to area hospital. The victim, identified as Eric Jones, 19, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. 

This homicide occurred in the busy wholesale trade area off Florida Avenue, near Union Market.