District Neighbors Lost to Violence: high holidays 2018

Due to the Jewish holidays, this post was prepared on Monday night, 9/17. Any omissions will be included in the following week’s post. The District of Columbia lost a child to violence in recent days:

  • September 10 — 1900 block of Valley Terrace, SE (9/5 burn injury)
    6-month-old Brooklynn Zakiyaa Hill-Davis, of Northwest
    following autopsy, homicide was announced on September 12

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

  • August 14 — 6200 block of Dix Street, NE (shooting)
    25-year-old Kayvon Herder, of no fixed address
  • August 18 — 500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE (stabbing)
    35-year-old Franklin Byers, of no fixed address.
  • August 19 — 3900 block of Southern Avenue, SE (shooting)
    35-year-old Keith Douglas, of Southeast, DC.
  • August 23 — 600 block of Evarts Street, NE (shooting)
    25-year-old Travis Barksdale, of Northeast
  • August 26 — 600 block of 46th Place, SE (shooting)
    28-year-old Piera Sterling Barbour, of Suitland, MD
  • August 27 — 1900 block of 9th Street, NW (shooting)
    22-year-old Phillip Dumbuya, of Hyattsville, MD.
  • August 27 — 33900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE (shooting)
    36-year-old Tony Lamont Payne, Jr., of Oxon Hill, MD.
  • September 1 — 1500 block of T Street, SE (shooting)
    28-year-old Carl Day-Baker, of Southeast
  • September 9 — 2800 block of Stanton Road, SE (shooting)
    18-year-old Taquan Pinkney, of Southeast
  • September 9 — 3100 block of 16th Street, NW (stabbing)
    37-year-old Israel Gomez of Northwest
  • September 10 — 800 block of Chesapeake Street, SE (shooting)
    23-year-old Abdual Giles, of no fixed address

On March 5, two 1985 deaths in the Unit Block of Quincy Place, NW, were re-classified from accidental to homicide:

  • 42-year-old Bessie Mae Duncan
  • 40-year old Roy Picott, both of Northwest

In addition:

  • Three skeletal remains, all declared homicides, found on 100 block of Wayne, SE, are yet to be identified

#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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