Charles Booker, 19, was killed shortly after midnight on July 20, 2002, in the 4400 block of Seventh Street NE, about 11 / 2 miles from where his brother was slain. He was one of three killed and five wounded over a violent District weekend. Police never assigned a motive nor made an arrest; family members contended that he was struck by a stray bullet.
It was Frederick who had made the tearful call to Charlene Booker in the summer of 2002, according to a news account at the time: “Mommy, somebody shot Charlie and he’s dead.”
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