Monday, August 31, 2020

Site of a double homicide - Jakeem Chandler and Montrell Lucas | 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE, Washington DC. At approximately 8:46 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Additionally, an unconscious adult male was located inside of a hallway of a residential building, at the listed location, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. A second adult male victim was located inside of an apartment, in the same residential building, suffering from a gunshot wound. The identity of the first decedent is Jakeem Chandler, 28, of Danville, VA. The second decedent has been identified as Montrell Lucas, 18, of Alexandria, VA. The information gathered at the scene suggests that this offense occurred inside a residence at the listed location. 

This neighborhood in Northeast DC is rapidly gentrifying. I was unable to find a street memorial for these two young men, whose lives were cut short by violence. 

May there be justice and may their loved ones be comforted and sustained.

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