Funerals Held for Two More SE Shooting Victims

Juvenile suspect makes second court appearance

By Aaron Gilchrist
|  Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010  |  Updated 7:46 PM EDT
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Funerals Held for Two More SE Shooting Victims

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More young victims were laid to rest on Wednesday, a little more than a week after one of the worst shootings in D.C.'s recent history.

Four teenagers were killed when a gunman opened fire on a crowd on South Capitol Street SE.

Late Wednesday morning, family and friends gathered to remember 19-year-old William Jones III at Temple of Praise in Southeast.  That's just a mile away from where he was shot in the head on March 30.

Jones was in a crowd of about 20 people standing outside an apartment building. Jones's younger brother was also wounded in that shooting. Jones was buried Wednesday afternoon at Washington National Cemetery.

It was also a very emotional scene Wednesday afternoon in Forestville in Prince George's County, Md. That's were services were held for 18-year-old Davaughn Boyd.

Boyd left behind not only his parents, but also a young child and three sisters.

Boyd was also in that crowd on March 30. Earlier in the day, he had attended the funeral of a friend, Jordan Howe.

It's believed his murder and the murders of three others were the result of a cycle of retaliation that apparently started with a missing bracelet.

At this point, three suspects are in custody in the case. Police are searching for a fourth person.

A 14-year-old suspect, who was allegedly the getaway driver, was in court again Wednesday morning.  He was expected to be formally charged with murder.

The final shooting victim, 16-year-old Brishell Jones, will be laid to rest Thursday morning in northwest D.C.

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