Friday, February 8, 2019

Abdul Watts | 5300 block of Dix Street NE DC

This memorial to Abdul Watts is at the edge of a community garden adjacent to Clay Terrace in Northeast DC. It is a neighborhood that has long been deeply challenged by violence.

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in the 5300 block of Dix Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 3:35 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim, identified as Abdul Watts, 46, of District Heights, MD, was pronounced dead.

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