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Vigil Held for DC Man Shot to Death While Carrying Newborn Son



    Community Rallies Around DC Homicide Victims Son

    Heartbreak for a local family after gunmen killed a young father just steps from his home while he held his newborn son. News4's Darcy Spencer reports on an emotional vigil in Northeast D.C. (Published Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018)

    A community is rallying around the mother of a D.C. man shot to death Tuesday while carrying his newborn son.

    Donald Lewis, 25, was holding his infant son in a car carrier as he left his apartment on West Virginia Avenue in Northeast Tuesday just before midnight when two people wearing masks opened fire.

    “He did not deserve this,” said his mother, Shadonna Lewis-Corley. “And then to shoot him with his child in his arms.”

    Lewis and the baby fell down steps, but the baby wasn’t hurt.

    The family believes Lewis was targeted.

    Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember Lewis, a father of two young children.

    “I did a lot of foolishness,” Lewis’ father said. “I sold drugs; I used drugs for years. I finally get my life together, now somebody murdered my son. That really hurt me.”

    Lewis’ mother is also dealing with the slaying of her 40-year-old sister. Wykeena Ferguson was killed in her Southeast D.C. apartment in June. Police have a warrant for her boyfriend’s arrest.

    “Now I lost my only son,” Lewis-Corley said. “It’s crazy and it hurts so bad.”

    Lewis’ funeral will be held Thursday.

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