This week, the District of Columbia has been bereaved of the following individuals through homicide:
- August 15 1500 block of First Street, Northwest
27 year-old Lawrence Alonzo Carter, of Northwest, Washington.
- August 15 1800 block of 7th Street Northwest
23 year-old Matthew Castrol Shlonsky of Northeast, Washington.
- August 18 4900 block of East Capitol, Southeast
21 year-old Amari Jenkins of Southeast, Washington
- August 18 2700 block of 17th Street, Northeast
24 year-old William Conley of Northeast, D.C.
- August 18 1300 block of Congress Street, Southeast
31-year-old Tenika (Skinny) Fontanelle of Southeast, D.C.
- August 19 3000 block of Stanton Road, Southeast
29 year-old Johnson Jonas of Southeast, D.C.
Several communities experienced additional shootings, with some victims still hospitalized and neighborhoods reeling, fearing, and grieving. In addition, one shooting invaded the sanctuary of the churchyard at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church.
We are still in the 30-day period of mourning for these individuals, lost to homicide:
- July 12, 900 block of 3rd Street, Northeast
36-year-old Timothy Bing of Northeast, Washington, D.C.
- July 17 600 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast
18-year-old Bryan Perkins of Northeast, Washington, DC.
- July 18 1300 block of Riggs Street, Northwest.
33-year-old Charles Douglas of District Heights, Maryland.
- July 18 3400 block of 13th Place, Southeast.
25-year-old Wesley West of Southeast, Washington, DC.
- July 23 100 block of Darrington Street, Southwest
25-year-old Isiah Ageyekum of Southwest
- July 25 2700 Block of Langston Place, Southeast.
23-year-old Antonio McCallister of Southeast.
- July 27 1300 Block of First Street, Southwest.
47-year-old Jerome Diggs of Southwest.
- July 27 400 Block of E Street, Northeast.
Antonio Austin (victim’s identity previously withheld)
- July 28 2300 block of Ainger Place, Southeast.
31-year-old Melvin Williams of Southeast.
- July 29 600 block of 46th Place, SE.
3 year-old Ms. Dalis Cox, of Southeast.
- July 30, 2015 3300 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.
24-year-old Derrick Black of Northwest, D.C.
- August 1 46th Place and G Street, Southeast.
22-year-old Michael Toland of Northeast.
- August 1 1300 block of Savannah Street, Southeast
18-year-old Shaun Simmons of Southeast.
- August 2 800 block of 18th Street, Northeast.
34 year-old William Burke, Jr. of Northeast.
- August 7 3200 block of 23rd Street, Southeast
38-year-old Charles Burton of Southeast, DC.
- August 8 2200 block of Mount View Place, Southeast
32-year-old Eric Anthony Jackson of Southeast, DC.
- August 10 800 block of H Street, Northeast
44-year-old Eric Lee Smith of Suitland, Maryland.
- August 11 200 block of Elmira Street, Southwest
28-year-old Ryan Matthew Addison of Southeast, D.C.
#SayThisName for each person lost.
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Data are taken from DC’s Metropolitan Police Department notices. (See “About” for a little more.)
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