Thursday, February 6, 2020

Street memorial for Dy’Mani Priestley | 1200 block U Street NW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, January 5, 2020, in the 1200 block of U Street NW, Washington DC. At approximately 2:21 am, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a stab 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 life-saving efforts failed, the victim, identified as Dy’Mani Priestley, 22, of Hyattsville, MD, was pronounced dead.

This shrine to Mr. Priestley is in the busy U Street corridor, very near Ben's Chili Bowl.


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