Thursday, August 22, 2013

Street Memorial to Mikey Ledbetter, Southeast DC

This large street memorial to Mikey Ledbetter is near the corner of 18th and Q Streets SE, Washington DC.

From a DC police report: On Friday, August 2, 2013, at approximately 5:29 am, Sixth District officers received a radio assignment for a shooting at 18th and Q Street, SE, Washington, DC. Upon their arrival, the officers discovered a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim, identified as Mikey Ledbetter, 36, to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

On August 2, 2013 at approximately 1:40 pm, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Melvin Quick, 27, and charged him with First Degree Murder while Armed.

There is more information about Mr. Ledbetter and Mr. Quick at HomicideWatch.

I revisited this shrine a couple of weeks after the initial documentation. There were significant additions and changes made to it. I have added these new images, one of which depicts a baptism.