The District of Columbia lost the following individuals to violence in recent days:
- December 20 — 2600 block of Naylor Road, SE (shooting)
25-year-old Calvin Weaver of Southeast
- December 22 — 5100 block of B Street, Southeast.
46-year-old Derek Anthony Walcott, of Temple Hills, MD.
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We are still in the 30-day mourning period for the following individuals lost to violence in the District:
- 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
- November 28 — 100 block of Irvington Street, SW (shooting)
23-year-old Samuel Lee Smith, of Southeast
- November 30 — Unit Block of 57th Place, SE (shooting)
19-year-old Nya Howard-Reynolds, of Alexandria, VA
- December 1 — 800 Block of Taylor Street, NE (11/26 shooting)
37-year-old Malik Muhammad, of Bowie, MD
- December 6 — 3400 block of Croffut Place, SE (shooting)
20-year-old Leonard Ray, of Southeast
- December 8 — 5100 block of H Street, SE (shooting)
32-year-old Jacob Jones, of Southeast
- December 10 — 2500 block of Elvans Road, SE (shooting)
37-year-old Richard Lee Dudley, of Southeast
- December 13 — 2900 block of Knox Place, SE (shooting)
15-year-old Gerald Watson of Southeast;
Anacostia High School student killed in doorway of nearby Langston Lane apartments
- December 15 — 1100 block of 1st Street, NW (shooting)
21-year-old Curtis Davis, of Southeast
- December 18 — 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue, NE (shooting)
25-year-old Donald Lewis, of Northeast.
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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Data are taken from DC’s Metropolitan Police Department notices. (See “About” for a little more.)
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