Friday, March 21, 2014

Night view of a shrine for Kevin Marzell Leonard, 4500 block of East Capitol Street NE

From a DC police report: On Saturday, March 15, 2014, at approximately 6:08 pm, police officers from the Sixth Patrol District were dispatched to the area of East Capitol Street and Benning Road, NE, Washington DC, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 4500 block of East Capitol Street, Northeast. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim,identified as Kevin Marzell Leonard, 20, to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

This shrine of balloons and a rose is at the corner of Benning Road and East Capitol Street, adjacent to the Shrimp Boat, a well-known local landmark. There have been several slayings near this corner in recent times.

This public street memorial was created by a group of friends, community leaders, and family in a candlelight vigil in Mr. Leonard's memory.

There is ongoing information on this case on HomicideWatch.

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