Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Shrine for Kevin Tyrell Davis | 6200 block of Livingston Road, Oxon Hill MD






From a Prince Georges County Police report: On November 13, 2019, the Prince George’s County Police Department’s fugitive unit located and arrested Ricoh McClain, 30. McClain is charged with fatally stabbing Kevin Tyrell Davis, 28, outside of an Oxon Hill fast food restaurant last week. The investigators tracked down McClain at a home in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Preliminarily, it’s believed McClain was the acquaintance of a person staying at that residence. On November 4th, 2019 at approximately 7:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the fast food restaurant in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, Maryland, for the report of a fight. They discovered Davis outside in the parking lot suffering from a single stab wound. He died a short time later. The preliminary investigation reveals McClain and the victim got into a brief verbal argument after the victim cut in front of several customers waiting to order food. They both then got out of the line, walked out of the front door together and McClain immediately stabbed Davis. McClain then fled from the area. McClain is charged with first degree murder, 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

According to a WUSA-9 TV report, Mr. Davis was stabbed to death outside a Popeye's restaurant "after a man cut in line while waiting for a chicken sandwich." This tragedy has received extensive coverage in the media.

May Mr. Davis rest in peace, and his friends and family also know peace.



Three shrines for Juwaun Robert Smith | 4400 block of Ponds Street NE DC






From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in the rear of the 4400 block of Ponds Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 3:56 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious adult male inside of a vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Juwaun Robert Smith, 23, of Northeast, DC

There are three separate memorials to Mr. Smith at this site. They are immediately adjacent to a recently-erected memorial for Corey Wells.

May there be comfort to the mourners.

"Sleep in Peace" Street memorial for Johnathan Mayrant | 1700 block of R 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, October 26, 2019, in the 1700 block of R Street SE, Washington DC. At approximately 3:18 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Johnathan Mayrant, 28, of Southeast DC.

Peace.

RIP Christopher Shepherd | 3100 block of 16th Street NW DC


From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday, November 4, 2019, in the 3100 block of 16th Street NW, Washington DC. At approximately 6:48 am, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two adult males, inside of a residence, both suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported both victims to area hospitals. After all life-saving efforts failed, one of the victims was pronounced dead.  A third adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds was located in the 3100 block of Mount Pleasant Street, Northwest. Further investigation by detectives revealed, the victim’s injuries occurred at the offense location. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The decedent has been identified as Christopher Shepherd, 28, of No Fixed Address.


Double homicide- Arthur Randolph and Shevon Ronford Turner / 00 block of Eastern Avenue NE DC

From DC police reports: On Monday, October 28, 2019 at approximately 4:10  pm, Mr. Shevon Ronford Turner was stabbed and killed in the 300 block of  Eastern Avenue, NE. On Monday, October 28, 2019 at approximately 4:10  pm, Mr. Arthur Randolph was stabbed and killed in the 300 block of Eastern Avenue, NE, Washington DC.

There is a small bit of further information on the DC Witness site.

I spoke to some men who were sitting very near this site.
There had been a large funeral, but I got conflicting information as to whether these stuffed animals were erected as a shrine to the two men recently murdered in this block at the far eastern tip of the city.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Street shrine for Bryant Brooks | 400 block of Winslow Road, Oxon Hill MD





From a Prince Georges County Police report: On September 30, 2019, at approximately 10:40 pm, patrol officers responded to the 400 block of Winslow Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland, for the report of a shooting. Officers discovered the victim, Bryant Brooks, 19, outside suffering from gunshot wounds. Brooks was pronounced dead on the scene. Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested two males in connection with the fatal shooting. They are identified as Roger Beckwith Jr., 20, of Baltimore and Mark Lechoco, 15, of Fort Washington. Lechoco is charged as an adult in this case. The preliminary investigation reveals Lechoco arranged an illegal drug transaction with the victim. During that transaction, Beckwith shot the victim during an attempted robbery.

Yellow police tape near the area of DeAndre Person's slaying | 3600 block of Jay Street NE 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 7, 2019, in the 3600 block of Jay Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 10:22 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members canvased the area and located an adult male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as DeAndre Person, 19, of Northeast DC.

Memorial to Kalin Louis Middleton | 900 block of Division Avenue NE


From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in the 900 block of Division Avenue NE, Washington DC. At approximately 10:49 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members were advised that two adult male victims arrived at an area hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. After all lifesaving efforts failed, one of the victims was pronounced dead.  The decedent has been identified as Kalin Louis Middleton, 28, of Seat Pleasant, Maryland.

This shrine is in the very same location as that of Dominic Robinson's shrine, who was slain in this block earlier this year, on July 19, 2019.

 A prayer for peace.

Site of the slaying of Kevin Better | police tape in the 5200 block of Sheriff Road NE DC


From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in the 5200 block of Sheriff Road NE, Washington DC. At approximately 7:56 pm, members of the Sixth District heard the sounds of gunshots at the listed location and responded to the area. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Kevin Better, 24, of Southeast DC

Shrine in memory of Lamont Munden | unit block of 35th Street NE 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 15, 2019, in the unit block of 35th Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 5:59 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious adult male victim, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as Lamont Munden, 20, of Southeast DC.

Street memorial in memory of Marquette Harris | 200 block of P Street SW DC




From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, in the 200 block of P Street SW, Washington DC. At approximately 8:11 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an unconscious 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. The decedent has been identified as Marquette Harris, 27, of Southwest DC.

I spoke with a neighbor who had known Mr. Harris well. He remarked that he "was one of the good ones."

Memorial to Kevin Givens | 3700 block of First Street SE DC

This street shrine is in the 3700 block of First Street SE, Washington DC, near the home of Kevin Givens, who was slain in Suitland, Maryland. 
I briefly spoke to his father and expressed my condolences for his great loss.





From a Prince Georges County Maryland police report: On April 10th, 2019 at approximately 6:50 pm, patrol officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 3200 block of Ryan Drive, Suitland, Maryland. When they arrived, the officers located the victim inside of the car suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim is Kevin Givens, 23, of Southeast Washington.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Memorial for Vincent Carter | 1300 block Columbia Road NW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday, September 19, 2019, in the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW, Washington DC

At approximately 10:01 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located five adult male victims and one adult female victim, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported five of the victims to local hospitals for treatment. One of the adult male victims, identified as Vincent Carter, 21, of Southeast DC, displayed no signs consistent with life.
 






This homicide has caused great sadness and disruption in the Columbia Heights Village community.


This memorial is directly across a small alleyway from a memorial to Dawud Debrulk, who was skilled in this same block in March 2019.

When I spoke to a young woman at the sites and wished her and the neighborhood peace, she responded, "we don't get any peace around here."


Monday, September 9, 2019

In honor and memory of Domonique Franklin | shrine in the 200 block of M Street SW DC


From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, August 30, 2019, in the 200 block of M Street SW, Washington DC. At approximately 8:34 am, members of the First District and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the listed location for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, members located a juvenile male inside of a residence, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as Domonique Franklin, 16, of Southeast, DC.

I was alerted to this shrine by young Mr. Franklin's godmother, Ms. Charlene Williams.
I wish every comfort and peace to his entire family. May his name ever be for a blessing.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Memorial for Mr. Trayvon Wood | 4400 block of Douglas Street NE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in the 4400 block of Douglas Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 5:17 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the sound of multiple gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. A second victim sought treatment at an area hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The decedent has been identified as 19 year-old Trayvon Wood, of Southeast DC.


I encountered this shrine while investigating a possible shrine for Corey Wells, who was slain in this block on August 18, 2019.

May every heart in this community know safety and peace.

Shrine for Corey Wells | 1500 block of 45th Street NE DC




From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, August 18, 2019, in the 1500 block of 45th Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 10:00 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an unconscious adult male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Two additional adult victims were located on the scene suffering from non-life threatening injuries. The decedent has been identified as Corey Wells, 40, of Capital Heights, MD.

It is possible that this shrine is for Alonzo Hines, who was slain about a block away from thsi site on August 14, 2019.

May this neighborhood and all the loved ones know peace.