Bereaved Neighbors Memorialize Shooting Victim Raphael Ward

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 at 10:23 am by

[Photo: Jennifer Neidig]

[Photo: Jennifer Neidig]

The outpouring of grief scribbled on the Columbia Street wall is sobering. Here in this streetside setback resides the makeshift memorial for Raphael Sadonte Ward, the sixteen-year-old from the Baruch Houses who was shot dead on January 4. And the tribute continues to grow with the passing of each day. More candles, more tchotchkes, and more notes.

Boogie reader Jennifer Neidig sends along photos of the memorial as of this past weekend.

[Photo: Jennifer Neidig]

[Photo: Jennifer Neidig]

Police arrested one suspect in connection with the murder last Wednesday, and are still after the three other assailants. 16-year-old peer Timothy Montalvo was busted for criminal possession of a weapon and murder.

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