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Shooting Homicide Early Sunday in the 2500 block of 17th St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2016 at 8:56 am 43 Comments

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2500 block of 17th Street, Northwest on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

At approximately 3:11 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim exhibited no signs consistent with life, and remained on the scene until he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A second adult male victim was transported to an area hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The decedent has been identified as 35-year-old Jayvon Marshman, of Southeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

  • spookiness

    Sadly this corner has always been a mess.

    • stacksp

      That intersection has the eye in the sky for a reason.

    • 18th Street

      What’s around there that attracts or concentrates criminal activity?

      • stacksp


      • Anon

        The house in the corner of Euclid and 17th. This has been a known nuisance for 20-some years now?

        • TJ

          I lived in the 1700 block of Euclid in 1992, and moved after a few months because of an open- air drug market that operated out of that house. So, at least 24 years, though the dynamic isn’t what it was then (lookouts at all corners leading to the corner of 17th and Euclid, etc.).

      • Captain Obvious

        My theory: built on old burial grounds. Bad juju and spirits, because it is the only explanation for how the gentrification of the rest of the area has not eliminated it.

        • textdoc

          The explanation is that the people who live there own the house(s)/co-op arrangement and presumably have declined whatever offers have been made to buy it.

          • Butler Engle

            Isn’t it convenient to characterize people into a pigeon hole so that we can all value them less? It is sad when anyone is lost and the ripple effect implications on our society are not even known every time someone dies prematurely. Would you be so callous if the person who was shot was one of your family members who was visiting and walking to their car at night? Yes, he may have been involved with a dangerous crowd but why does that give so many commenters here the comfort of trash talking the dead and his family? Do you estrange yourself from your drunkard uncle and not allow him to ever visit your parents’ house? How about the family member who his his wife? Where is your humanity?

  • neighbor

    Ugh. Walk by here all the time – though not at 3am. Is it just the one house on the corner that’s the issue? The rest of the area seems pretty quite, normally.

    • Anon


  • Tsar of Truxton

    Bennett’s house again?

  • ExWalbridgeGuy

    Wow, it’s amazing that the great Washington City Paper story about this intersection is 12 years old now:

    • 18th Street

      Surely MPD has enough information to merit a raid.

    • Tsar of Truxton

      Interestingly, I just looked up the house in the real property database and it is owned by a Malcolm X Co-Op. I don’t know if the Bennett’s sold or if this is some shell-shell type co-op for the family.

      • HaileUnlikely

        1701-1703 Euclid is indeed a co-op, and property records always show the name of the co-op, which is incorporated as a business, as the owner of the property. Nothing out of the ordinary there. I do not know whether it is still the Bennett family that controls the co-op.

        • d

          1703 sold in 2013 and was renovated shortly after. The Bennetts still own 1701 on the corner.

    • [rrrrr]

      This WaPo story from the same time goes into depth about Mr. Marshman in particular.

      • textdoc

        Checking this out now… I’d read the CIty Paper article at the time (and re-read it since then), but this Post article wasn’t on my radar. Thanks for posting the link!

      • textdoc

        Interesting story — the guy who was killed yesterday, 35-year-old Jayvon Marshman, was in 2003 a 23-year-old alleged 1-7 gang member who had been charged with a July 2002 murder and acquitted. In October 2002, he allegedly tried to ditch a pistol so as not to get busted for carrying without a license, and was found and arrested later that month at 17th and Euclid.

      • Anonymous

        Damn, this clown was living on borrowed time. Sounds like he spent his entire life making a lot of enemies.

        • 18th Street

          Not losing a lot of sleep on this one, though I do want his murderer locked up.

      • textdoc

        Another Washington Post article from earlier that same year about 17th and Euclid and the 1-7 crew:

    • textdoc
  • HaileUnlikely

    I have no knowledge that the following is in any way related to this or any other specific individual incident, however, this article is really worth reading if you’re interested in neighborhood history:


    • HaileUnlikely

      PoP – feel free to delete, post before mine posted same thing at same time

  • Local

    Is it really the Bennett house that is the problem? I live in the area, and it mostly just seems like a big inter-generational family living there, from kids to grandparents. I’m not there super late at night, but whenever I walk by there doesn’t seem to be anything nefarious happening.

    • 18th Street

      Based on some of the articles posted, they’re not a criminal family. Just… trashy?

      • neighbor

        Sadly that’s the case with many of the “problem” houses around town. Older generation is low income and has occasional marginal interactions with the law. The younger generation starts getting into trouble, the parents/grandparents try to deal with it themselves rather than involve law enforcement (or actively impedes investigation of serious crimes). Eventually the younger kids get out of trouble, die, or their illegal activity drags down the whole family/neighborhood.

        • 18th Street

          either way, they’re clearly a blight on the neighborhood

          • neighbor

            I think approaching like that is exactly the problem. Law enforcement needs to bring the older generate into the fold and help the realize the city is there to help younger people lead a productive life, not punish them. On the other hand, there needs to be some teeth to enforcement as well. If kids are successfully kept out of trouble until they are 18 they are often too deep in.

          • 18th Street

            DC taxpayers already provide housing, food, education, healthcare, etc. If people don’t make the most of what is offered, I have a hard time throwing good money after bad. If you don’t want to contribute to society, society shouldn’t have to keep contributing to you.

        • HaileUnlikely

          Yes. I have one in my otherwise-quiet corner of Takoma as well. Sweet wonderful multi-generational family with one problem grandchild in his mid 20’s. Although the grandparents, who own the house, still continue to allow him to live there and bring his bad-news friends around, which I wish they wouldn’t, the grandparents are good people, and I feel bad for them. They have called the police on their own grandson, had him arrested, pressed charges against him, and had him jailed multiple times, but when he gets out of jail he’s always back at the house. It’s a sad situation for all parties involved.

          • TakomaDC

            Just curious…which corner in Takoma (if you don’t mind saying)…

          • HaileUnlikely

            I don’t want to pinpoint the house, so I’ll just say it’s on 8th, about halfway between the Takoma Education Campus and the Maryland line.

    • Ben

      This was/is 1-7 mob/crew territory. Not really sure if 1) They are still around or 2) are associated with the house.

      • stacksp


        Yeah this is/was 1-7 territory

  • Nicole

    I live nearby and saw police tape around HD Cooke Sunday morning, not the corner of 17th and Euclid. A neighbor told me the back steps of HD Cooke, on Mozart, was where the shooting happened, and that that was taped off as well.

    • Jason

      I live on Mozart and there is a regular gathering of dice players and hustlers on weekend nights in particular on those HD Cooke steps. Can also confirm that the police were out in force on the Mozart side of Cooke Sunday morning, with evidence markers down and blood visible on those back-steps to Cooke.

      Obviously doesn’t rule out relation to 17th & Euclid, but this incident didn’t happen there…

  • Euclidian

    I live right off the corner and yes, THAT house is still the epicenter of the problem. These days the troublemakers aren’t necessarily the residents of the house, however, but the friends, cousins, and various hangers on who come from other parts of town (and MD) to hang out on the old stoop. It’s kind of funny on weekend mornings to see the MD-tagged cars roll up, park illegally (never seen one ticketed) and then linger around the stoop waiting for someone to show up and hang out with. Hard to believe that have nowhere else to go, but that’s the way it is. Jayvon Marshman used to live down the block and was back this weekend for a birthday party at the house for the matriarch of the clan – who I heard turned 100 (!). Anyone living nearby couldn’t have missed the dozens of teenagers – also there for the birthday party – making all kids of noise on the HD Cooke playground that night. Given the WaPo article, my money is on Marshman having come back for the first time in a while and being remembered, and not in a friendly way, by those he’d wronged from the old days.

    Hey, at least this stuff only happens at 3am now.

    • stacksp

      The disdain for MD tags that people like to point out always makes me chuckle. These people just like many native washingtonians are DC to the core regardless if they no longer reside there. Mostly for economic reasons they moved away but still associate full time in the district and will always have ties in to the city and will not ever let that go.

    • SL

      Ok so the person that was murdered IS NOT related to the matriarch that turned 100 and was not in attendance at the celebration. The incident took place on Mozart so how the hell does the 17th & Euclid Street house come into play. For all those negative comments that people like you are making you should do more investigating before you start pointing your little ugly fingers and making untrue statements. If you don’t like the neighborhood MOVE. The party WAS NOT HELD AT THE HOUSE ON 17th & EUCLID. The party was attended by young and older adults that are related to the MATRIARCH. IT WAS NOT DOZENS OF TEENAGERS, THERE. Were you there? YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE THE TEENS ON THE PLAYGROUND WERE COMING FROM. I’M REALLY SICK OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU.


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