Friday, March 4, 2016

Birthday memorial for Delonte Jackson | Unit block of 46th St SE Washington DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the Unit block of 46th Street SE, Washington DC. On Friday, March 14, 2014, at approximately 7:08 pm, police officers from the Sixth Patrol District were dispatched to the Unit block of 46th Street SE, Washington, D.C., for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside a vehicle located in the Unit block of 46th Street SE. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim, identified as Delonte Jackson, 30, of Southeast, Washington, DC, to a local hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition. On Saturday, March 15, 2014, all lifesaving efforts failed, and the victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital.  

There is also information on the case at HomicideWatch.

This shrine was erected on what would have been Mr. Jackson's 32nd birthday by his mother, Hilda Jackson, his sons, and his partner, and other family members. Ms. Jackson has kept her son's memory alive, and has spoken of her son's death as a pain beyond what any mother should have to bear.

I wish her and this family every strength, comfort, peace, and blessing.

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