District Neighbors Lost to Violence Jan 3 – Jan 9

The District of Columbia lost the following individuals to violence in recent days:

  • January 5 — 3300 Block of Ely Place, SE (unspecified homicide)
    60-year-old Joseph Burgess, of Southeast
  • January 5 — 3300 Block of Ely Place, SE (unspecified homicide)
    50-year-old Regina Bowman, of Southeast
  • January 6 — 2800 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW (stabbing)
    36-year-old Vongell Lugo, of Northwest
  • January 6 — 800 block of Varnum Street, NW (shooting)
    28-year-old James Lamont Stewart of Capitol Heights, MD
  • January 6 — Unit Block of O Street, NW (shooting)
    21-year-old Donald Rafus Benson, of no fixed address.
  • January 7 — 200 block of V Street, NW (1/6 shooting)
    25-year-old Damon Dukes, of Northwest
  • January 8 — 5300 block of Dix Street, NE (stabbing)
    46-year-old Abdul Watts, of District Heights, MD

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • December 27 — 5700 block of East Capitol Street, SE (12/25 shooting)
    20-year-old Darryl O’Brien, of Southeast
  • December 29 — 3000 block of Stanton Road, SE (shooting)
    53-year-old Curtis Wills-Bey, of Southeast
  • January 1, 2019 — 4200 block of Barnaby Road, SE (shooting)
    19-year-old Shamar Marbury, of Northeast

#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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