Saturday, July 27, 2013
Memorials for two double homicides on Ridge Road SE | Jamahl and Jamie Jenkins, Eric Leeper, and Anthony Chase
These two street shrines were erected in memory of siblings Jamie and Jamahl Jenkins, plus Eric Leeper, and Anthony Chase.
From a DC police report: On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at approximately 11:39 pm, police officers assigned to the Sixth District Patrol Support Team were in the 300 block of Ridge Road, SE Washington DC, when they heard several gunshots. The police officers consequently located 3 adult male shooting victims. The 1st shooting victim, identified as Anthony Chase, 19, was located in the 100 block of Ridge Road SE suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Two other shooting victims were located, suffering from gunshot wounds. The second shooting victim, Eric Leeper, 27, was admitted to a local hospital and later was pronounced dead.
The third shooting victim, an adult male, is expected to recover from his injuries.
There is more information on this case at HomicideWatch.
In a particularly tragic turn of events, sister and brother Jamie and Jamahl Jenkins were killed in a double shooting in the 5300 block of East Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC, at 4:30 AM Saturday July 20, 2013. Jamahl was pronounced dead at the scene; Jamie later died at the hospital. According to relatives, Jamahl Jenkins was with his sister in order to help her; she had called home after being robbed of her purse.
Ms. Jenkins was a rising young R&B singer.
The DC police report on the Jenkins slaying is here.
There is considerably more information on their case at HomicideWatch.
Posted by Lloyd at 10:26 PM
DC police report: On Saturday, July 13, 2013, at approximately 4:29 am, patrol officers from the Seventh District responded to the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE, Washington DC, for a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. A second shooting victim was located in the 300 block of Parkland Place SE, also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Personnel from DC Fire and EMS transported both shooting victims to area hospitals where they were admitted in critical condition.
The second victim of this shooting, identified as Derrick Scott, 30, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
This modest but colorful memorial was in the front yard of a row house.
There is more information on this situation on HomicideWatch.
On April 22nd, 2015, I found this shrine moved across the street and maintained in Mr. Scott's memory.
DC police report: On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at approximately 9:21 pm, units from the Sixth District responded to the 4600 block of Hillside Road SE, Washington DC, for the report of an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Ernest Hart, 17, to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
May he rest in peace.
More information is at HomicideWatch.
Posted by Lloyd at 9:57 PM
From a PG County police report: On June 30, 2013, at approximately 1:15 am, patrol officers were called to the 2900 block of St. Clair Drive, Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, for a shooting. Upon arrival, the patrol officers found Jerome Zephier Peters suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives believe this murder is domestic-related. Peters was at a family member's home caring for his young child. The child's mother and Joshua James Jones arrived to pick up the child when an argument between the two men ensued. During that argument, Jones shot Peters. Through the course of the investigation, it was learned Jones fled to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Members of the PGPD Fugitive Squad traveled there and arrested him on July 9, 2013. Jones faces first degree murder and related charges.
This street shrine to Mr. Peters is outside a quiet apartment complex near Iverson Mall.
Posted by Lloyd at 9:51 PM
DC police report: June 22, 2013 at approximately 12:44 am, officers from the Sixth District responded to the 3500 block of East Capitol Street SE, Washington DC, for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Quentin Lavar White, 31, to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Don Page Jr. and Wesley Monroe are being held in connection with this murder.
I found these shoes over a wire near the site of the slaying.
More information on the case can be found at HomicideWatch.
Posted by Lloyd at 9:43 PM