District Neighbors Lost to Violence August 20 – 26, 2015

#SayThisName for each person lost —

This week, the District of Columbia has been bereaved of the following individuals through homicide:

  • August 21 3700 block of 18th Street, Northeast (gunshot)
    63 year-old Loretta Carswell of Northeast, Washington DC.
  • August 22 300 Block of 54th Street, Northeast (gunshot)
    26 year-old Kenneth Earl Watson, Jr of Northeast, D.C.
  • August 22 1300 Block of Stevens Road, Southeast (gunshot)
    24-year-old Antonio Dean of Southwest, DC.
  • August 23 4800 Block of Meade Street, Northeast (stabbing)
    33 year-old Bobby Ellis, of Southeast, D.C.
  • August 22/23 700 block of Fairmont Street, Northwest (assault)
    35 year-old Kassahun Abebe Edo, of Irving Texas.

We are still in the 30-day period of mourning for these individuals, lost to homicide:

  • 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.
  • 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.

#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.)

For thoughts on responding from a faith perspective, please visit Song Every Day.

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