Monday, June 6, 2022

For Mr. Dexter Anderson Jr. | memorial, 3200 block of Naylor Road, Temple Hills MD

From a Prince Georges Police report: The Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in Temple Hills, Maryland. The victim is 28-year-old Dexter Anderson Jr., of Washington, DC. On May 28, 2022, at approximately 12:00 am, officers responded to the 3200 block of Naylor Road, Temple Hills, for the report of a shooting. The victim was located outside on a sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Wesley Kelley Jr., 39, was arrested in Virginia after a tip to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers line, authorities said. 

This unusual memorial is just over the DC line in Prince Georges County. I was very moved emotionally by a small plush toy that read "Best Dad in the World." May Mr. Anderson's legacy be one of hope and peace.





Shrine in honor of Ebony Morgan | Unit block of P Street NE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in the Unit block of P Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 12:53 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, members located an adult female victim, suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC FEMS members transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. On Sunday, May 15, 2022, the victim succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 42-year-old Ebony Morgan, of Northwest, DC.  

This touching shrine in honor and memory of Ms. Morgan is just off the bustling North Capitol Street corridor. May she rest in peace.











Street shrine for David Christian Spencer, Jr | 1500 block of V Street SE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in the 1500 block of V Street SE, Washington DC. At approximately 9:26 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located three adult male victims, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Two of the adult male victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. DCFEMS transported one of the victims to a local hospital for treatment. The third victim displayed no signs consistent with life and remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The decedent has been identified as 41-year-old David Christian Spencer, Jr., of Southeast, DC. 

This memorial is in the heart of Old Anacostia.

RIP.




Memorial for Rashad Davis (aka Black Man) | 2300 block of Nicholson Street SE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, May 6, 2022, in the 2300 block of Nicholson Street SE, Washington DC. At approximately 4:29 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim, suffering from gunshot 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 Rashad Davis, of Southeast, DC.  

I am acquainted with some of Mr. Davis' relatives, and wish them every kindness and condolence. May his memory ever be for a blessing.













In memory of Tyrone "Mr. 51" | 3200 block of Naylor Road, Temple Hills, MD

I observed this memorial to "Tyrone" " Mr. 51" in the 3200 block of Naylor Road, Temple Hills, MD. His date of death is listed as 3/16/2018 on the memorial T-shirt at the site.

I was unable to find additional information on this situation.


For Justin Johnson | 2200 block of Savannah Terrace SE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace SE, Washington DC. At approximately 11:24 am, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located a juvenile male suffering from apparent gunshot 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 16-year-old Justin Johnson, of Temple Hills, MD.

May all dominions of anger and strife be removed from this community, and peace reign.

Shrine for Junior Johnson | 1600 block of Benning Road NE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, May 2, 2022, in the 1600 block of Benning Road NE, Washington DC. At approximately 3:17 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 45-year-old Junior Johnson, of Southwest, DC.  

This memorial to Mr. Johnson is close to two other recent street shrines to other victims of violence. May his people, and the community, be spared further grief.






In honor of Ladonia Boggs | 1500 block of Benning Road NE DC

From a DC Police Report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE, Washington DC. At approximately 2:52 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, members located an adult female victim, inside a residence, suffering from an apparent stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as 39-year-old Ladonia Boggs, of Northeast, DC.

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 44 year-old Carl Jones, of Northeast, DC. He has been charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed. The detectives’ investigation also revealed that this offense was domestic in nature. 

May justice & peace be served.


Site of the passing of Christine Chase | 1200 block of Raum Street NE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, May 13, 2022, in the 1200 block of Raum Street NE, Washington DC.At approximately 10:47 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult female victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 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 48-year-old Christine Chase, of no fixed address.

RIP

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Street memorial for John Jones | 1100 block of Raum Street NE DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, April 16, 2022, in the 1100 block of Raum Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 4:08 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the members located an adult male victim inside of a vehicle, unconscious and not breathing, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as 26 year-old John Jones, of Temple Hills, MD. 

I have learned that this memorial is to two people in the neighborhood, one of whom was slain, the other who passed of natural causes.

This impressive street shrine is in the Ivy City/Trinidad neighborhood. May friends, family, the community, and the deceased know peace.










Deshaun Cupid | memorial, 700 block of 18th Street NE DC - "Thank you, your work has been done."

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, March 10, 2022, in the 700 block of 18th Street NE, Washington DC. At approximately 6:03 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, the members located an adult female victim, inside a vehicle, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 30 year-old Deshaun Cupid, of Northeast, DC.

This touching memorial is on the corner of Benning Road and 18th Street NE.  

May Ms. Cupid have eternal rest and her friends and family be spared further grief.




Shrine for Efrain Huerta Moran | 2400 block of Chillum Road, Chillum MD.

 


From a Prince Georges County Police report: Detectives with our Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Efrain Huerta Moran of Chillum, Maryland. On March 5, 2022, at approximately 7:50 am, patrol officers were called to the 2400 block of Chillum Road in Chillum for a report of a shooting.  They discovered the victim in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Reposar en paz.



Shrine honoring the life of Jacky Brooks | 4100 Block of South Capitol Terrace SW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, March 17, 2022, in the 4100 Block of South Capitol Terrace SW, Washington DC. At approximately 8:33 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the members located an adult male victim, inside of a vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Jacky Brooks, of Hyattsville, MD. 

RIP.

Site of the slaying of Malachi Jackson | 3000 block of 13th Street NW DC

From a DC Police report: 3000 block of 13th Street NW Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, April 11, 2022, in the 3000 block of 13th Street NW, Washington DC. At approximately 10:50 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the members located a juvenile male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as 15 year-old Malachi Jackson, of Northwest, DC. 

His family is grieving this young man's life, which was full of promise. More information is in an article in the Washington Post. Peace to all.

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"L.L. Moe Head" Memorial for Morris Mitchell | 1100 block of 1st Place NW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, March 13, 2022, in the 1100 block of 1st Place NW, Washington, DC. At approximately 1:05 am, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the members located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as 36 year-old Morris Mitchell, of Northeast, DC. 

This memorial is in the remaining section of the Sursum Corda neighborhood. 

May Mr. Mitchell rest in peace, honored by friends and family.


Tiffany Wiggins- 3800 block of Minnesota Avenue NE

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, April 17, 2022, in the 3800 block of Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington DC. At approximately 11:16 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, the members located an adult female victim inside of a vehicle, unconscious and not breathing, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as 38 year-old Tiffany Wiggins, of Southeast, DC.

This slaying occurred near a McDonald's restaurant along the busy Minnesota Avenue corridor. 

May Ms. Wiggins rest in peace.