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Man shot dead in Southeast D.C.

Washington Post Editors

A Capitol Heights man was found fatally shot Wedneday night in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

A police spokesman said the victim, identified as Darnell Lucas, 37, was found in the 2700 block of Langston Place about 10 p.m. by officers responding to a report of gunshots. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Paul Duggan

By Washington Post Editors  | October 28, 2010; 1:28 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District  
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oh well, just another day in DC. Too bad he wasn't white or we would know more about the crime and learn who this person was and maybe even an interview or two from a family member. We will continue to do this to each other until we realize our self worthiness within our own community and families.

Posted by: CrimeRiddenDC | October 28, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

We will continue to do this to each other until we realize our self worthiness within our own community and families.

Posted by: CrimeRiddenDC


What are YOU doing about the problem? Oh yes, you are posting blogs. My bad, you are doing soo much. Thats what we need to stop crime in the DC area, more blogs.

Posted by: ged0386 | October 28, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

crimeriddendc: kudos. keep speaking the truth. people get so offended by the notion that race or class still matter in this society. that they are so offended by the topic proves its ongoing relevance.

Posted by: darrren12000 | October 28, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: CrimeRiddenDC....
oh well, just another day in DC. Too bad he wasn't white or we would know more about the crime and learn who this person was and maybe even an interview or two from a family member. We will continue to do this to each other until we realize our self worthiness within our own community and families.
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No, because if they DID print anything about the persons life and it turned out he had a criminal record etc... then everybody would be screaming on here that they should have not printed such things about the victim.

Posted by: CrimeRiddenDC

Posted by: cambel1 | October 28, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

No Cambel1! I do not care if someone has a criminal record. Brian Betts was basically trying to have group sex with a bunch a young men/older teens, but his death was portrayed by the Washington Post as a major tragedy. Of course, having group sex isn't a crime, but it sort of puts a blemish in the beloved principal storyline. So, I am not concerned about that. I am more concerned about treating victims as victims. Look on the FB pages of this man's friends. They are hurting. Murder leaves behind a lot of vulnerable and sad people. We should not let poverty or race or prior criminal history blind us to this reality.

Posted by: darrren12000 | October 28, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Is there ever a day when someone is not shot in this neighborhood? that would be more news worthy.

Posted by: OldSchoolNC | October 28, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

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