Man Killed in U St. Parking Fight

I know how hard it is to get parking in some neighborhoods in DC, but that’s no reason to pull out a gun. But that’s just what happened on Saturday night when an Arlington man was shot across from Ben’s Chili Bowl. Yikes.

7 Comments so far

  1. Bin_round (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

    It is a sad reality and, unfortunately, it could have happened anywhere, as Jim Graham said in the article.

    I have been travelling over the river to go to that area for the ever growing nightlife and this incident won’t deter me. Just wish we could get rid of the people who need to assert their manhood with a weapon.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 10:22 pm

    I don’t disagree, Bin_Round, showing up to a parking confrontation armed is the wrong way to go through life.

  3. Jenn L (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 11:51 pm

    This is my neighborhood.

    Sad. Disgusting. It makes me so mad.

  4. Carol (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 7:33 am

    Our niece was there and so traumatized. His family must be beyond bereft. This is so much more than parking spaces and “Yikes” reactions. Someone needs to come forward and identify the shooter and deal with the crime.

  5. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 8:22 am

    You’re right, Carol, it is more than Yikes, but it’s hard to put into word, and sometimes a sad and resigned Yikes is all I can muster.

  6. Edzo (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 9:53 pm

    Make DC the crime fighting capital of the world by putting up cameras Everywhere to enhance and enforce public safety. Call the new DC Candid Camera City.

  7. JP (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 8:27 am

    It’s senseless and tragic. I knew Damon and he was a fun, energetic, really good guy who had a really, really bright future ahead of him. I’m completely in shock and I can’t imagine how his family must feel right now… If you’re reading this, know that friends of Damon’s are thinking of you in sympathy.

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