There goes the neighborhood

Seems the two-year peace in Mt. Pleasant was shattered Saturday night when Greg Shipe was shot to death on Irving Street. The 34-year-old businessman was shot once in the face around 10:45 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene. I ran by there, the 1700 block of Irving Street NW, tonight, and its much closer to my place than I wanna think about.

Jim Graham, our Ward One Councilmember says that the detective in charge of the case is Tony Patterson, Sr., (cell.202.903.6709 – email: and if you have any information, even if it seems trivial, contact Detective Patterson.

A vigil for Shipewill be held Tuesday night at 8:30pm at the Mt. Pleasant Library. Council members Jim Graham and Kwame Brown will attend, as will representatives from the police department, including Inspector Patrick Burke. Candles will be lit at the library and a procession will walk to the 1700 block of Irving.

1 Comment so far

  1. a friend of Gregs (unregistered) on October 7th, 2005 @ 12:19 am

    who are you? you pathetic, sad soul. you’re entirely inappropriate to give that title to your sick, immature piece. greg would have laughed and scoffed for you loser tone, he would have thought, here goes another phony that thinks he can write and will spew sh*t from his mouth, yes your piece made me angry: you f*ck and to copy someone elses’ description as shall i say so unoriginal. greg was so much than some person who was killed so “much closer to my place than i wanna think” you should be so lucky that he even came into your sphere that you could mention his name in some pathetic blog; you disgust me. for those out there that want to know about greg, he was remarkable, rare, and too be honest there are no words in one’s vocabulary to describe what an amazing person he was. he touched thousands of people’s lives and a reflection of that is that we choose not to even entertain ridiculous ramblings from some unfortunate soul, nor do we discuss online his name, for pubic consumption. his spirit will live on and i am grateful for knowing him, he will be with me forever.

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