District Neighbors Lost to Violence May 23 – May 29

Your correspondent was too wrapped up in the weight of past losses to properly process fresh grief during the days around Memorial Day Weekend. With apologies for late posting, the District of Columbia lost the following individuals to violence, in the week of May 23-29:

  • May 26 — 3500 block of Wheeler Road, SE (shooting)
    15-year-old Maurice Scott, of Southeast
  • May 26 — 2700 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE (stabbing)
    44-year-old Michael Hooker, of Southeast
  • May 28 — 2600 block of Birney Place, SE (shooting)
    36-year-old William Boykin, of District Heights, MD
  • May 29 — 4600 block of Reed Terrace, SE (shooting)
    34-year-old Eric Marshall, of Capitol Heights, MD

These dates also included the death anniversaries of Charnice Milton, killed at age 27 on 5/27/15, and Alexander Bundy Mosby, killed at age 39 on 5/26/18.

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

  • April 17 — 5100 block of Southern Avenue, SE (shooting)
    57-year-old Barry Holmes, of Temple Hills, MD
  • April 22 — 5300 block of E Street, SE (shooting)
    24-year-old Deandre Hawkins, of No Fixed Address
  • April 27 — 5200 block of Canal Road, NW (sharp force injuries)
    Decedent still (late 5/1) not identified
  • April 28 — 700 block of 14th Street, SE (stabbing)
    40-year-old Jamal Ferrell, of Southeast
  • April 30 — 4400 block of G Street, SE (shooting)
    22-year-old Devante Moody, of Southeast
  • May 1 — 3300 block of D Street, SE (shooting)
    23-year-old Dajuan Donald Hart, of Southeast
  • May 5 — 3000 block of Stanton Road, SE (shooting)
    18-year-old Saoun Coplins, of Northeast
  • May 9, 2019 — 800 block of Xenia Street, SE (shooting)
    28-year-old Mark Milline Jr., of Southeast
  • May 18 — 100 block of T Street, NE (shooting)
    25-year-old Jonathan Hernandez of Southeast
  • May 22 — 2300 block of Shannon Place, SE (shooting)
    33-year-old Pierre Mercer, of Southeast
  • In addition, decedent in earlier homicide identified:

  • May 17 — Decedent identified in April 27 homicide,
    5200 block of Canal Road, NW (sharp force injuries)
    16-year-old Eberson Guerra-Sanchez, of Frederick, MD

#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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