Neighbors Lost to Violence Jun 23 – Jun 29

The District of Columbia experienced the following losses to violence:

  • June 25 — 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue, NE (shooting)
    Fifth District, Ward 5
    45-year-old Jason Ford, of Northwest
  • June 26 — 800 block of Quincy Street, NW (shooting)
    Fourth District, Ward 4
    18-year-old Kyndall Myers, of District Heights, MD
  • June 26 — 500 block of 50th Street, NE (shooting)
    Sixth District, Ward 7
    23-year-old Markel Ford, of Northeast
  • June 26 — 1700 block of 8th Street, NW (6/25 shooting)
    Third District, Ward 2
    15-year-old Blu Bryant, Northwest
    note: early MPD notices misspelled the name, now corrected
In addition to homicides in this past week, MPD recently released the name of an earlier victim, and the blog posts an adjustment due to previous omissions:

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

  • May 23 — Thomas Circle and Massachusetts Avenue, NW (shooting)
    No police district listed; Ward 2
    32-year-old Emmanuel Lys, of no fixed address
  • May 24 — 1200 block of North Capitol Street, NW (shooting)
    First District, Ward 6
    20-year-old Jahmeze Williams, of Southeast
  • May 26 — 2200 block of Savannah Terrace, SE (shooting)
    Seventh District, Ward 8
    16-year-old Justin Johnson, of Temple Hills, MD
  • May 29 — 4000 block of 4th Street, SE (stabbing)
    Seventh District, Ward 8
    42-year-old Kenneth Sills, of no fixed address
  • June 4 — 500 block of 23rd Place, NE (shooting)
    Fifth District, Ward 7
    39-year-old Jerome Quigley, Jr. of Northeast
  • June 5 — 2100 block of 13th Street, SE (stabbing)
    Seventh District, Ward 8
    43-year-old Shaheed Johnston, of Northeast
  • June 5 — 1600 block of Maryland Avenue, NE (shooting)
    Fifth District, Ward 6
    31-year-old Martinez Johnson, of Northeast
  • June 7 — 3600 block of Brothers Place, SE (stabbing)
    Seventh District, Ward 8
    60-year-old Orlando Murphy, of Southeast
  • June 11, 2020, in the 200 block of E Street, NE (shooting)
    First District, Ward 6
    18-year-old Saige Ballard, of Northwest
  • June 12 — 1300 block of Savannah Street, SE (shooting)
    Seventh District, Ward 8
    34-year-old Alphonzo Jones, of Temple Hills, MD
  • June 13 — 3400 block of Wheeler Road, SE (shooting)
    No district listed for incident in Ward 8, 7th District
    17-year-old Xavier Spruill, of Baltimore, MD
  • June 15 — 3900 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE (Shooting)
    Sixth District, Ward 7
    30-year-old Israel Mattocks, of Southeast
  • Earlier shooting declared homicide June 6:
    Incident: Feb 19 — 3000 block of Bladensburg Road, NE (Shooting)
    Fifth District, Ward 5
    Death: April 27
    31-year-old Maurice McRae, of Northeast
  • Earlier shooting declared homicide June 8:
    Incident: Apr 22 — 600 block of Kennedy Street, NW (Shooting)
    Fourth District, Ward 4
    Death: May 8
    64-year-old Phyllis Williams, of Northwest
  • May 22* — 700 block of Brandywine Street, SE (May 3 shooting)
    Seventh District, Ward 8
    48-year-old Irving Brandon, of Southeast
    **Announcement June 14; as with a number of other DC deaths in recent weeks,
    homicide was declared only after a delay of several weeks
  • September 7** — 200 block of F Street, NE (unknown cause)
    First District, Ward 6
    40-year-old Sonya Champ, of Northwest
    **Homicide and victim’s name announced June 14
    in two incoherent reports — A few details here
  • June 18 — unit block of Mississippi Avenue, SE (shooting)
    Seventh District, Ward 8
    41-year-old Terrell Gerald Johnson, of Southeast
  • June 18 — 1500 block of F Street, Ne (shooting)
    Fifth District, Ward 6
    27-year-old Israel Minger, of Northeast
  • June 19 — 14th & U Streets, NW (shooting)
    family told media (later MPD confirmed) that the victim killed was
    15-year-old Chase Lorenzo Poole of Northwest
  • June 20 — As of 6/22, MPD had not released details
    but family told news sources: 16-year-old Taniya Jones
    On 6/24, MPD reported the homicide, address: 4400 block of 3rd Street, SE
    Seventh District, Ward 8. victim from Brandywine, MD
  • June 20 — 2800 block of New York Avenue, NE (shooting)
    Fifth District, Ward 5
    29-year-old Darrius Watts, of Laurel, MD
  • June 22 — 2800 block of Alabama Avenue, SE (shooting)
    Sixth District, Ward 7
    36-year-old Vernon Harrison, of Northeast

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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.

#SayThisName for each person lost.

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