Saturday, October 6, 2018

Flowers and a prayer for Wendy Karina Martinez | memorial in the 1400 block of 11th Street NW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made regarding a fatal stabbing that occurred on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, in the 1400 block of 11th Street NW, Washington DC. At approximately 7:56 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female suffering from multiple stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim, identified as Wendy Karina Martinez, 35 of Northwest DC, was pronounced dead.

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Anthony Crawford, 23, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed.

This brutal attack occurred at the at corner of P and 11th streets NW, near Logan Circle. Her friends gathered for a vigil in Martinez’s memory near the site where she was slain.

There is much more about this sad situation in a Washington Post article.

May Ms. Martinez's memory be for a blessing.








"When They Speak on You They Gonna Speak On Your Pain" - street shrine for Abdual Giles | 800 block of Chesapeake Street SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday, September 10, 2018, in the 800 block of Chesapeake Street SE, Washington DC. At approximately 8:08 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim, identified as Abdual Giles, 23, of no fixed address, was pronounced dead.

"When They Speak on You They Gonna Speak On Your Pain"

RIP.




BVT's Angel. T-shirt Memorial for Dwayne Jackson | 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, September 23, 2018, in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace SE, Washington DC. At approximately 12:17 am, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location due to the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. A second victim sought treatment at a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The decedent has been identified as Dwayne Jackson, 45, of Oxon Hill, MD.

"Rest in Peace Dirty We All We Got"

BVT is Buena Vista Terrace.

Street memorial for Mr. Henry Isaacs in the 1600 block of U Street SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, September 29, 2018, in the 1600 block of U Street SE, Washington DC. At approximately 9:20 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of sounds of gunshots.  Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim, identified as Henry Isaacs, 28, of Southeast DC, was pronounced dead.

I spoke with Mr. Isaacs' godmother at the site of the memorial. She said he had no kids, and was a hard-working young man. This neighborhood has been particularly hard hit by the recent upsurge in violence in the city.  I wish her, the family, and all the community peace, and that justice is served in this young man's case.







Memorial for TaQuan Pinkney | 2800 block of Stanton Road SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, September 9, 2018, in the 2800 block of Stanton Road SE, Washington DC. At approximately 1:13 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as TaQuan Pinkney, 18, of Southeast DC.

There is considerably more on this case in a Washington Post article. Mr. Pinkney was shot down in his prime, and seemed headed for a vibrant successful life. May he rest in peace.


Street shrine for Terrell Butler in the 5100 block of F Street SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, September 21, 2018, in the 5100 block of F Street SE, Washington DC. At approximately 9:41 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location due to the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. A second victim was also located at the listed location suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the second victim to a local hospital for further treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The decedent has been identified as Terrell Butler, 41, of Northeast DC.

Justice & peace. A prayer.