Friday, September 8, 2017

Memorial for DeAndre Riley, corner of Benning Road and 18th Streets NE DC

This memorial to DeAndre Riley is on the busy Benning Road corridor of Northeast DC.

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 700 block of 18th Street NE, Washington DC, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. At approximately 7:24 pm, members of the Fifth District heard the sound of gunshots and responded to the area. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.The decedent has been identified as DeAndre Riley, 25, of Southeast, DC.
A brief Washington Post article adds: " the shooting occurred... in the 1800 block of Benning Road NE, and that the wounded victim managed to walk several blocks before collapsing in the 700 block of 18th Street NE."




Peace. Please.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Jesus Wept. The shrine for Cesar Bazan in the 5500 block of 54th Avenue, Riverdale Park MD

From a Prince George’s County Police Department report: Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged three suspects in connection with a homicide in Riverdale Park, Maryland, late last month. The suspects are Marquise Dinkins, 19, of Washington DC, Stephen Strand, 21, of Chillum, MD, and Charles Howard Davis, 30, of  Bladensburg, MD.

They are all charged with first and second degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of  Cesar Bazan, 26, of Landover Hills, MD.

On July 26th, 2017, at about 8:30 pm, patrol officers with the Riverdale Park Police Department responded to the 5500 block of 54th Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered Bazan outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects and victim got into an argument before the shooting.

May G-d have mercy, and foster justice and peace.