The District of Columbia lost the following individuals to violence in the last week:
- December 26 — 2900 block of MLK Jr. Ave., SE (12/23 shooting)
22-year-old Maleak Coffin, of Southeast
- December 26 — 2200 block of Douglas Street, NE (shooting)
38-year-old Jermaine Bowens, of Northeast
- December 27 — 1800 block of Bryant Street, NE (shooting)
21-year-old Elijah Henry, of Northeast
- November 23 — 2400 Block of Elvans Road, SE (shooting)
43-year-old Joseph Phill Smith, of Northwest.
- November 25 — 300 block of P Street, SW (shooting)
18-year-old Khyre Amar Ledbetter, of Northeast
- December 6 — Unit block of Forrester Street, SW (stabbing)
41-year-old Ricky Williams, of Southeast
- December 8 — 6900 block of Georgia Avenue, NW (shooting)
45-year-old Brian Andre Gibson, of Northwest
- December 12 — 300 block of 34th Street, NE (stabbing)
53-year-old Joni S. Rockingham, of Northeast
- December 18 — 1900 block of Frederick Douglass Ct, SE (shooting)
17-year-old James Anthony Smith 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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