Sunday, October 31, 2010

Shrine in memory of Darrel Hendy- Southern Ave SE

From DC police reports:
On Saturday, September 25, 2010, units from the Seventh District responded to the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE, Washington DC, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival they located the victim, Darrel Hendy, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 11:45 am, Meeko Carraway, 18, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed for the shooting death of Mr. Hendy.

I spoke with a passerby, Kevin, who knew Mr. Hendy. Kevin has lived all his life in this neighborhood. He said " Life around here has taken a change, and not for the better. Used to be there was just litter on the streets, now there's bodies on the streets instead. You can do something about litter, clean it up, but you can't bring a murdered soul back."

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