District Neighbors Lost to Violence Apr 21 – Apr 27, 2016

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

  • April 21 — 1600 block of 16th Street, SE (shooting)
    34-year-old Matthew Edward Smith, of Southeast
  • April 22 — 4000 block of Tunlaw Road, NW (stabbing)
    61-year-old Cheryl Robin Schafer, of Falls Church, VA.
  • April 23 — 800 block of Kennedy Street, NW (stabbing)
    38-year-old Dimas Fuentes-Lazo of Northwest.
  • April 26 — 1200 Block of North Capitol Street, NW (stabbing)
    27-year-old Kenneth Eugene Jackson of Northwest.
  • April 27 — 4900 Block of Just Street, NE (4/23 shooting)
    23-year-old Nuru Frenche of Brandywine, MD.

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

  • March 22 — 4800 block of Benning Road, SE (stabbing)
    18-year-old Amanjane La-Shell Whitley, of Southeast, DC.
  • March 24 — 2600 block of Birney Place, SE (shooting)
    46-year-old Gabriel Carlos Turner, of Southeast
  • March 26 — 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE (shooting)
    15-year-old Davonte Washington, of Northeast, DC.
    killed on Metro platform in front of mother and two young sisters
  • March 31 — 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW
    55-year-old Sheldon Scott Gordy, of Northwest
    victim died on 1/5/16, due to blunt force trauma; death ruled homicide 3/31/16
  • April 3 — 300 block of Delafield Place, NW
    43-year-old Medina Michelle Thornton, of Northwest died
    due to earlier (9/19/15) blunt force trauma; death declared homicide
  • April 11 — 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE (stabbing)
    15-year-old John Rufus Evans III , of Northeast
  • April 15 — 4400 block of Livingston Road, SE (stabbing)
    37-year-old Paul Ivey, of Southeast
  • April 17 — 2500 block of 17th Street, NW (gunshot)
    35-year-old Jayvon Marshman, of Southeast

#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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