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Police ID teen D.C. homicide victim

D.C. police identified a Saturday homicide victim as Steven Deshawn Mahogany, 16, of the 700 block of 21st Street NE, officials said Monday.

Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the 800 block of 20th Street NE after a ShotSpotter sound sensor reported gunshots, police said.

Officers found Mahogany in the 800 block of 21st Street NE suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials ask anyone with information to call 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E].

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  |  June 29, 2010; 11:22 AM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , The District  
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And he was out past curfew because?? A 16-yr old out this late/early in the morning is usually hanging with the wrong crowd. It's a shame, but you play with fire, you're going to get burned.

Posted by: aktotlykrzy | June 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

@aktotlykrzy- just because he was out past curfew doesnt mean he was hanging with the wrong crowd.

alot of these thing happen to innocent ppl and its not fair at all... Im still young only 20 and my brother is 15 i pray everyday that we dont get caught up in anything but things just happens we cant predict the future.

its just too many of us young black ppl dying for no reason these days!

Posted by: Jay38 | July 2, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

As one of Steven's teachers I can't explain why he was out late except that he is a teenager and it is summer vacation. However, I can speak to his character. He was a delightful young man and everyone who knew him was better for it. He was the victim of a drive by and saved others by pushing them away and as a result gave his own life. Steven ended every conversation with "Have a Blessed Day" and that's what he should be remembered for, not how he was taken from us. I pray for justice for Steven's unfortunate death and I pray for the comfort of his family.

Posted by: teachmd | July 3, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

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