District Neighbors Lost to Violence Dec 20 – 26

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

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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