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.)
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