Joseph Jerome Mickens | Homicide Watch DC news about Joseph Jerome Mickensen-usMon, 28 Nov 2011 11:20:30 -0500Comment of the Day: "Why you?"<p>This <a href="" >comment of the day</a> comes from "<a href="" >Sister</a>" who wrote in about <a href="" >Joseph Jerome Mickens</a> on his memorial.</p> <blockquote><p>BROTHER I MISS YOU SO MUCH. WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE HOW I FEEL AT THIS MOMENT. MY HEART ACHES AND I'M TRYING TO BE STRONG FOR YOUR BESTFRIEND. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. I LIVE YOU BROTHER. WHY YOU? WHO COULD DO SUCH A THING? SMH!</p></blockquote> Laura AmicoMon, 28 Nov 2011 11:20:30 -0500 Jerome Mickens"im sorry we couldnt protect you"<p>Family and friends of <a href="" >Joseph Jerome Mickens</a>, a.k.a. Joe Beezzy, responded to his death over the weekend. After the jump find a curated collection of memories left online. Add yours in comments.<br /> <span id="more-6559"></span></p> <p><script src=""></script><noscript><a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);" target="_blank">View the story "Joseph Jerome Mickens a.k.a. Joe Beezzy" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Laura AmicoMon, 28 Nov 2011 07:30:24 -0500 Jerome Mickens19th St NE Shooting Victim Identified as Joseph Jerome Mickens<p>A 22-year-old man killed in a mid-morning shooting Saturday has been identified as <a href="" >Joseph Jerome Mickens</a> of Northeast, DC, MPD said in a press release.</p> <p>The shooting took place near an alley in the 700 block of 19th St. MPD Commander Andy Solberg said.<br /> <span id="more-6511"></span></p> <p>MPD's press release is below.</p> <blockquote><p>November 26, 2011</p> <p>Homicide: 700 Block of 19th Street, NE</p> <p>(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 700 block of 19th Street, NE.</p> <p>On Saturday, November 26, 2011, at approximately 10:18 am, units from the Fifth District responded to the 700 block of 19th Street, NE for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival on the scene, they located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.</p> <p>The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Joseph Jerome Mickens of Northeast, Washington, D.C.</p> <p>Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).</p> <p>The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. </p></blockquote> <p><strong>Correction:</strong> An earlier version of this story left off Joseph Jerome Mickens' first name. The story and headline are now correct.</p> Laura AmicoSat, 26 Nov 2011 16:10:30 -0500 Jerome MickensPerson Killed in Mid-Morning NE DC Shooting; Second Fatal Shooting of the Day <p><script src="/static/assets/js/loader.js"></script><br /> <script> new HomicideMap({ container: "#HW-homicide-embed-135", filter: { id: 135 }, width: 500, height: 350, options: { zoom: 15, scrollwheel: false, center: new google.maps.LatLng(38.89773, -76.977007) } }).render(); </script><br /> <strong>UPDATED</strong><br /> A mid-morning shooting in Northeast DC killed a person Saturday; it was the second fatal shooting of the day.</p> <p>Fifth District Commander Andy Solberg said in a listserv message that the victim was a 22-year-old man. He wrote:</p> <blockquote><p>This morning at about 10:25 am, a 22 year old man was shot and killed near an alley in the 700 block of 19th St., NE, just off Benning Road. </p></blockquote> <p><span id="more-6502"></span></p> <p><a href="!/rjrivero" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">@rjrivero</a> tweeted:</p> <p><!-- tweet id : 140459472777785346 --><br /> <style type='text/css'>#bbpBox_140459472777785346 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_140459472777785346 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }</style> <span style='width:100%; font-size:18px; line-height:22px;'>MPD working a homicide on the 700 block 19th Pl. NE. Twelve shots fired at victim. Suspect veh. silver Dodge Stratus, DC tags DE6837.</span> <img align='middle' src='' /><a title='tweeted on November 26, 2011 10:58 am' href="!/rjrivero/status/140459472777785346" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);" target='_blank'>about 5 hours ago</a> via web<a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);" class='bbp-action bbp-reply-action' title='Reply'><span><em style='margin-left: 1em;'></em><strong>Reply</strong></span></a><a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);" class='bbp-action bbp-retweet-action' title='Retweet'><span><em style='margin-left: 1em;'></em><strong>Retweet</strong></span></a><a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);" class='bbp-action bbp-favorite-action' title='Favorite'><span><em style='margin-left: 1em;'></em><strong>Favorite</strong></span></a> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);"><img style='width:48px; height:48px; padding-right:7px; border:none; background:none; margin:0' src='' /></a> <a style='font-weight:bold' href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">@rjrivero</a> rivero@wusa9 <p><!-- end of tweet --></p> <p><!--more--><br /> A report in the <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Washington Post</a> said the victim was shot in the face and it was not immediately clear whether the victim was a juvenile or an adult.</p> Laura AmicoSat, 26 Nov 2011 12:07:38 -0500 Jerome Mickens