Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

I’m sure you remember hearing the story back in 2018 of the young homeless kid who was being confronted by police with a gun, and then saved by a woman – Anthony Williams.

A go fund me was set up, that raised over $25k.

I contributed and often looked back to find out more about how his life may be going, but never found much.

He had such a heartbreaking story. He had been featured on Invisible People (see above), and he shared his story about losing his mother to cancer, and being homeless throughout the years. I always wished there was a way I could help him.

The DC police just named the victim in the stabbing that occurred at Union Station a few days ago, and it was Anthony Williams. I didn’t want to believe it; my jaw dropped. I did some online digging and finding some social posts that confirm my deepest fears.

Just so tragic. I’m heartbroken. Many people in DC will remember his story. And it is a stark reminder of how much homeless youth struggle just to get off their feet.”


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