Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Site of Dexter Motley's demise - the unit block of 46th Place NE

From a DC police report: On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at approximately 9:32 pm, shot spotter detected multiple gunshots on the 4600 block of East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC. Moments later, members from the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting at 46th Place and Central Avenue, NE. Upon arrival, they discovered two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Victim # 1 was located in the unit block of 46th Place, NE, and victim # 2 was located in the unit block of 46th Street, NE. DC Fire and EMS transported victim # 1, identified as Dexter Motley, 25, to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition but subsequently succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Victim # 2 was also transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Mr. Motley's slaying occurred immediately behind the well-known local landmark, the Shrimp Boat. There have been two or three other homicides in this immediate area within the past year.

I hope the community and his family is able to grow the resources for peace, safety, and healing.

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