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Slain teen identified as brother of Graham chief of staff

Update 1:45 p.m.: D.C. police have released the name of the man shot to death late Wednesday night in Southeast Washington. The victim is Calvin Lavonne Woodland, the younger brother of D.C. Council member Jim Graham's chief of staff.

Woodland, 18, was found about 10:30 p.m. lying in a parking lot near his home in the 800 block of Barnaby Place SE, police said. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later, police said.

Woodland is the son of the late Calvin Woodland Sr., a prominent community activist with deep ties to the local African American community.

His older brother, Calvin B. Woodland Jr., has worked for Graham (D-Ward 1) since his first election in 1998. In December, Graham promoted Woodland to chief of staff to succeed Ted G. Loza, who has been indicted on bribery charges.

Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information in the case. Graham's office sent an e-mail to council members Thursday morning stating that the Woodland family would hold a vigil Thursday night at 828 Barnaby St. SE, starting at 6 p.m.

-- Jerry Markon

By Washington Post editors  |  January 28, 2010; 9:33 AM ET
 
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