The District of Columbia lost the following individuals to violence in recent days:
- November 28 — 100 block of Irvington Street, SW (shooting)
23-year-old Samuel Lee Smith, of Southeast
- November 26 — 1600 block of New Jersey Avenue, NW (assault)
22-year-old Noe Alberto Gallardo Ponce, of Northwest
- November 26 — 1800 block of Benning Road, NE (shooting)
20-year-old Randall Francis, of Southeast
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We are still in the 30-day mourning period for the following individuals lost to violence in the District:
- October 20 — 3500 block of Wheeler Road, SE (shooting)
19-year-old Malik McCloud, of Southeast
- October 20 — 900 block of 5th Street, SE (shooting)
19-year-old Antonio Dixon, of Southeast
- October 21 — unit block of New York Avenue, NW (shooting)
28-year-old Marc Anthony Bolden, of Northwest
- October 24 — 1200 block of 17th Street, NE (shooting)
22-year-old Roger Marmet, of Northeast
- October 27 — 4400 block of Douglas Street, NE (shooting)
19-year-old Trayvon Wood, of Southeast
- October 30 — 4800 block of Alabama Avenue, SE (Shooting)
25-year-old Taquan Smith, of Southeast
- October 30 — 5000 block of Fitch Place, NE (shooting)
26-year-old Terrance Johnson, of Southeast
- October 31 — 100 block of Mississippi Avenue, SE (shooting)
29-year-old Kevin Jackson, of Southeast
- October 31 — unit block of Massachusetts Avenue, NE (shooting)
34-year-old James Eric Ferrell, of no fixed address.
- November 3 — 900 block of Brentwood Road, NE (shooting)
68-year-old Nazir Ahmad, of Laurel, MD.
- November 5 — 300 block of 50th Street, NE (shooting)
26-year-old Dewayne Weaver, of Southeast
- November 6 — 3900 block of Southern Avenue, SE (shooting)
22-year-old Gibril Turner, of Southeast
- November 7– Unit block of Galveston Place, SW (shooting)
37-year-old Eugene Johnson, of Southwest
- November 8– 1500 block of Benning Road, NE (stabbing)
38-year-old Jelani Mohammed of Silver Spring, MD.
- November 15 — 800 block of Florida Avenue, NW (shooting)
26-year-old Javon Smith, of Southeast
- November 18 — 800 block of Jefferson Street, NW (Shooting)
26-year-old Dwight Banks of Northwest
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
- 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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