Friday, April 17, 2020

Derek Anthony Burke, Jr. : Hit and run homicide | flowers, teddy bears, and a cross, 2400 block of Alabama Avenue SE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a pedestrian that occurred on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue SE, Washington DC.

At approximately 8:42 pm, a pedestrian was rolling in the roadway in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue SE. While the pedestrian was in the roadway, a vehicle traveling in the left lane of the northbound lanes of travel ran over the pedestrian then fled the scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead on scene.

The decedent has been identified as Derek Anthony Burke, Jr., 34, of Southeast, DC.

May there be justice in this case.

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