Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Instead of mourning your death we will celebrate your Life!" Street memorial to Marcus Anthony Shepherd | 100 block of Atlantic Street SW DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Atlantic Street SW, Washington DC, on Saturday, September 30, 2017. At approximately 7:45 am, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, inside of a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as Marcus Anthony Shepherd, 22, of Southeast, DC.

This memorial had been erected at a vigil for Mr. Shepherd the evening just prior to me documenting it. I spoke with two of his friends and one of his relatives, who were very saddened by this loss. A couple of people added their sentiments to the sign while I was at the site.

May they, and the whole community, know peace.

This memorial exists in a neighborhood I know well, where I used to mentor Dion Johnson in photography through the Streets to Skills program in the 1990's. It was especially sad to experience this.

RIP Carlos Garita-Salazar. Memorial in the 6000 block of 67th Place, Riverdale MD

From a PG police report: Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged three suspects in connection with a homicide in Riverdale, Maryland. The suspects are Carlos Cardenas-Banegas, 29, and Wilfredo Cardenas-Banegas, 24, both of Riverdale, and Kevin Soriana-Hernand, 18,  of Landover Hills. They’re charged with the murder of Carlos Garita-Salazar, 19, of Landover Hills. On September 16th, 2017, at about 1:30 am, patrol officers responded to the 6000 block of 67th Place in Riverdale for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim inside of a car suffering from trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The motive in this case is under investigation. The three suspects are in custody and charged with first and second
degree murder. They are being held on a no-bond status.

La información en español está aquí.

His memorial is in a quiet neighborhood of single-family homes.

May he rest in peace.