The District of Columbia lost the following individual through violence this week:
- May 19 — 800 block of Southern Avenue, SE (shooting)
44-year-old Dana Hamilton, of Oxon Hill, MD.
- 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.
- May 3 — 4500 block of Illinois Ave, NW (shooting)
21-year-old Josiah Jones of Northwest
- May 3 — 4200 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE (bus)
40-year-old Anthony Payne of Northwest
- May 8 — 2900 Block of Nelson Place, SE (shooting)
34-year-old Don Lavae Williams, Jr. of Waldorf, MD
- May 10 — 4000 block of Wheeler Road, SE (shooting)
22-year-old Jaquan Lamont Haney of Southeast, DC.
- May 12 — 3700 block of Ely Place, SE (shooting)
28-year-old Sheldon Kevin Robinson of Southeast.
- May 14 — 4500 block of Benning Road, SE (May 8 assault)
35-year-old Willie James Young of Suitland, MD.
- May 16 — 100 block of 49th Street, SE (shooting)
45-year-old Tracey Louise Cooper of Southeast.
- May 16 — 4800 block of Texas Avenue, SE (shooting)
22-year-old Tayvon Devonte Cummings of Southeast.
- May 18 — 2300 block of Mount View Place, SE (shooting)
24-year-old Thomas Meriedy, of Southeast.
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Data are taken from DC’s Metropolitan Police Department notices. (See “About” for a little more.)
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