Saturday, October 22, 2011
Jawan Parker's street shrine - "211"
From a DC police report: On Sunday, October 16, 2011 at approximately 8:20 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the 1900 block of I Street, NE, for the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, they located a male, identified as Jawan Parker, 31, suffering from stab wounds. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to a local hospital where was pronounced dead.
The suspect is described as a black female, in her late 20s, approximately 5 feet 7 inches, with brown hair, wearing a green jacket and blue jeans.
This shrine was built by friends and family on the corner of 21st and I Street NE, where he was murdered.
Some of the offerings left at the site included cans of "211" malt liquor, a favorite of his, which signified his neighborhood - 21st & I.
I was accompanied at this site by reporter John Muller, who interviewed Mr. Parker's grieving mother and a young relative. A neighbor said Mr. Parker was a recent widower, and his death leaves four children orphaned behind.
I trust justice is served, and pray for peace and healing.
More information about Mr. Parker is at HomicideWatch.
Posted by Lloyd at 9:02 AM
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RIP my man and God bless his family.
Wan , i love & miss you.
-your lil cousin/"daughter"
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