Monday, October 25, 2021

Poetry memorial for Michael Stroops | 4200 block of Kansas Avenue NW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in the 4200 block of Kansas Avenue NW, Washington DC.  At approximately 8:00 am, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as, 32 year-old Michael Stroops, of no fixed address.

This small and touching memorial is on the steps of a DC Public Library. The note left there reads: 

"Ward 4 neighbors pausing in memorial together, in hopes that Michel Stroops will not pass needlessly.  

'Not another person. 

No more people lost

in silence to housing neglect.'"

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