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Posted at 3:03 PM ET, 06/ 5/2010

UPDATE: Teen shot, killed in SE D.C.

By Washington Post Editors

D.C. police are investigating a fatal shooting overnight in Southeast Washington.

About 2:55 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 1600 block of W Street SE to investigate a report of a possible shooting. A male juvenile, later identified as Durand Lucas, 17, of the 2300 block of Pitts Place SE, was found shot multiple times with “no signs of life,” said Officer Eric Frost, a police spokesman.

He was pronounced dead at the office of the chief medical examiner at 5:39 a.m., Frost said. There are no suspects and no arrests have been made, Frost said. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

-- Jonathan Mummolo

By Washington Post Editors  | June 5, 2010; 3:03 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  homicide, shooting  
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Comments

Yawn. Killing one another is SE DC residents' favorite past time and gives meaning to their lives.

If there are TV cameras present, the women will do their hysterical drama queen act -- sobbing loudly and holding one another. And the men will feign outrage for the cameras and rant that the "gu'ment need to do somethin' bout dis."

Posted by: checkered1 | June 5, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Sad. At 2:55am I was alseep. When I was 17 I had a curfew of 12:30am on the weekends. Another child of a single momma household.

Posted by: jabreal00 | June 5, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Another NINJA bites the dust!

Posted by: whatyoutalkinboutman | June 5, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

At the end of the day, each murder leaves a mother childless and suffering the loss. Despite how we may feel about the thug culture and abundance of killings, this was someone's son. There is nothing worse then getting a phone call that your child has been shot and then to have a doctor tell you they did everything possible to save a life, but to no avail! MAYBE this was one of the GOOD kids in the wrong place at the wrong time. It does happen, even in SE DC.

Posted by: Ross65 | June 5, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone else suffering from compassion fatigue?! Parents, your kids are NOT your friends OR your companions. We have far too many parentified child who don't have respect for their parents, so they don't have any respect for anyone else.

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | June 5, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone else suffering from compassion fatigue?! Parents, your kids are NOT your friends OR your companions. We have far too many parentified child who don't have respect for their parents, so they don't have any respect for anyone else.

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | June 5, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

You people all disgust me. I wish you wouldn't even offer up comments.

Posted by: foldingtime | June 5, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Hot town summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty.

Posted by: zcxnissan | June 6, 2010 3:01 AM | Report abuse

wow, some of these posts leave me speechless, and are down right repugnant. A teenager should be having fun with friends and have a life to look forward to. Just another sad night for another broken family. Another funeral. More hope lost.

Posted by: dcnative67 | June 6, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

My prayer is that those who left these tasteless comments wont have to answer that call or the knock on the door to a police telling you your love one was killed today. this was someones son, uncle, cousin or brother that was taken away. wheather he was black, white or green this was someones child. the WP needs to do a better job when allowing comments posted that are degrading and demeaning to others. Lets keep this family in our thoughts and prayers. and also send up a prayer for those who left these post. I am more afraid of them than I am of those on the street. With there mind set they may do anything.

Posted by: browneyes1 | June 6, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

For those of you who are not familiar with DC Code...

Per the Juvenile Curfew Act, you are only considered a Juvenile 16 years of age and younger. I am not sure why 17 year olds are not considered adults in DC, but it doesn't make sense to me.

Posted by: robostop10 | June 6, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

*...are not considered juveniles.

Posted by: robostop10 | June 6, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

As an aside here: What was a 17 year old doing out at 3 am? At 17 he's still a minor so where are his parents?
Seems like such an obvious question...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | June 6, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

For those repulsed by the comments think about this: if tha thuggz in SE DC don't care, why should we? Heck, he was probably killed because he was "someones son, uncle, cousin or brother"!

Posted by: ronjaboy | June 6, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

So what does a 17 year old have to do at 3:00 am on Sunday morning besides something no damn good?

Durand should have been in the house instead of being outside trying to keep it real.

Posted by: BLKManCommonSense | June 6, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

It's very sad that another young person is dead, but what was he up to at the hour of the morning? And with whom? And why not at home? And were his parents wondering where he was? This is not society's failure: it is the failure of his parents, who should have taught him that the streets of SE DC are not the place to be, with or without friends, at 2:55 a.m.!

Posted by: DecafDrinker | June 6, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

WOW...reading is fundamental!!! The youth was "FOUND" at 2:55am, that does NOT mean that he was out partying or getting into mischief. Whatever happened to he was returning form his work at the movie theatre or his night stock job and never made it home. How about he was return from a party and never made it but met with fowl play...no one on this board knows when he was expected home or where he was prior to this unfortunate occurence.

OK and here is another scenario, one that I lived with for a full year while my 17 years old college freshman was away at school. Yes, my son graduated high school at the age of 17 and would not be 18 untilt he following year so if something unfortunate would have happened to him this is the type of response that I would look for form supposed human beings.

Remember, a child is dead and brutally killed. There is NEVER a justification for taking a life in such a brutal fashion so before you judge, think that this could just as easily be any of our children. We think we know what they do or what they get into but do we. Let's not forget he WONE case going on as we speak this young man was brutally murdered and his WHITE roommates covered it up and are trying to get away with murder so what say you about these three WHITE young men on trial for MURDER!?!?!?!?!?!?!? and no they did not live in Southeast Washington and by European standards come from good homes and were on the right track...and yes, one or all of them is guilty of MURDER.Defendants Joe Price, Dylan Ward, and Victor Zaborsky insist that the murder was committed by an unknown intruder. The three former residents of 1509 Swann Street NW stand accused of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence in connection with Wone's killing.

So you see all human beings KILL; white one's from well to do and supposedly loving families to, and the list goes on and on...murder is not restricted to poor black youths, white youths kill as well. So check your facts before you spew your hate.

Posted by: lacairaine | June 6, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

First, let me thank lacairine for her blog. And then, let me pray for the one's who think they are immuned to violence, because you are not. It could happen to any one of us as any time. So before you make cruel judgements and accusations that you know nothing about, remember God is the final JUDGE. And if you are blind to think that SE DC is the worst, then how about the serial killers, and terrorists, that come from your supposed crime-free neighborhoods. Are their killings any less
significant because they live in better neighborhoods. You people are so insensitive and judgemental and don't need to be posting anything. What you need is JESUS because obviously you don't know HIM.
And in case you're wondering, I am that child's relative and I do know the circumstances. Not only did he not deserve what happened to him but, no one does no matter who he is or what he has done. In fact, those kinds of heartless and prejudicial comments should not be open for viewing, especially when it comes to the loss of someone's life in such a cruel fashion. And as a final thought, your parents sure didn't do a great job raising you if you can say those things about another human being.

Posted by: IFS4U | June 7, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that we as a nationality can post some of the things that I have read. Let me start off by saying, I knew this young man personally. His mother is not on crack and he had a support system. Yes he was failed and yes maybe there was something else that may have put him on the right track, but we will never know. Some of these comments were tasteless and useless. We need to give our kids praise and teach them the right way to go but what about when u do these things and we still end up here?????? Learn the facts before u speak better yet help our youth. I will not put anyone on the spot but use common sense all young people that die from violence don't necessary come from a broken home. The media needs to school some of these ignorant ass people. I have four kids and none of them have ever been in trouble and their biological father is no where around, now what? Some of ya'll are a result of stupid,ignorant and don't have a value of life. Instead of making judgement on a family u don't know come to the vigil and give us advice with your dainty asses. Good night and leave this family to grieve in peace

Posted by: toniamoore | June 8, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Normally I would disregard comments from others but some of you on here simply take the cake. At the end of the day a life was lost and a family is left heartbroken. I could go on and on about how tasteless some of your comments are, but I wont. In situations like this the best thing that you could tell an ignorant person is GOD BLESS YOU. We all leave this earth at some point so to all you who dont have anything postive to say to the family, I'll say just that...

Posted by: shardow1 | June 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I would like to first start off with saying that i give my condonenceto the family for there lost. Some of the comments that i have read on here today are just rite down primitive!!!! That was a child who lost there life , and some are acting as if he was a wild animal out of the woods. This can easily turn into you or one of your family members. Some people need to really think before they speak

Posted by: angelnthatskie | June 8, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

OMG.......I really didnt read all of the comments the first time around, but @Decaf Drinker who are you to say that SE is not the place to walk at 2:55am. How do you no , have you ever walked there at that time of the morning ,because i have. Point blank when it is your time to go HOME than it is your time, I dont care if you walk down CAPITOL HILL at 12:00PM on a 100 degree day, if GOD says it is your time than it is your time ,i dont care where you live or the color of your skin. We are all BORN to DIE, so plese dont think that you will be here on this earth 4ever. Now drop a little of that in your coffee in the morning!!!!!

Posted by: angelnthatskie | June 8, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

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