District Neighbors Lost to Violence Dec 31, 2015 – Jan 6, 2016

The District of Columbia lost the following individuals through violence this week:

  • There were no homicides in the District, although there were six shootings and a number of other violent crimes, during the first days of of 2016.
  • One death earlier in 2015 was ruled a homicide this past week: 74-year-old James E. McBride died following a struggle with guards at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 9/29/15; he was attempting to leave the hospital without signing out.
  • DC experienced 162 homicides, predominantly shootings, in 2015. (Washington Post map)

We are still in the 30-day mourning period for the following individuals lost to violence in the District:

  • December 9 — 3500 block of East Capitol Street, SE (gunshot)
    23-year-old Michael Tyrone Jones, Jr. of Southeast, DC.
  • 2006 shooting in 1900 block of 18th Street SE (gunshot)
    declared homicide following victim’s November death in 2006 shooting
    25-year-old Gary Brown of Northwest, DC
  • December 15 — 4700 block of 1st Street, SW (gunshot)
    30-year-old Arthur Baldwin of Upper Marlboro, MD.
  • December 16 — 2500 block of 36th Place, SE (gunshot)
    26-year-old Eric Brooks of Southeast, DC.
  • December 17 — 1900 block of Bennett Place, NE
    after December 10 shooting
    53-year-old Charles Mayo of Northeast, DC.
  • December 20 — 4100 block of 8th Street, NW (Stabbing)
    17-year-old Jose Ochoa of Northwest, DC.
  • 700 block of 24th Street, NE — December 21 (stabbing)
    50-year-old Lenard Wills of Northwest, DC.
  • December 28 — 1000 block of Savannah, SE (gunshot)
    31-year-old Kevin Dennis Prater of no fixed address.
  • December 28 — 2300 block of Hartford Street, SE (gunshot)
    34-year-old Darnell Antonio Mayfield of Northeast, DC.

#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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