D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau has confirmed the sad news that a man was shot and killed on Monday, who happened to be a previous staffer in her office.
According to sources, Davon Fuller, a 28-year-old male, was discovered by officers with gunshot wounds in the 1500 block of Maryland Ave. NE at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Monday. He was immediately transported to the hospital but unfortunately passed away later.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Nadeau acknowledged the death of Fuller and shared that he had served as a constituent services coordinator during the years 2018 and 2019.
Upon receiving the news, I was taken aback and felt a deep sense of sorrow. It was brought to my attention that Davon Fuller, a former member of my team who served as a constituent services representative, had been tragically killed on Monday at Hechinger Mall on Benning Road. Reports indicate that he was involved in a dispute with an individual outside of Safeway, which ultimately resulted in his untimely death.
Davon was a beloved member of our community, having grown up in Ward 1. He worked tirelessly in our office and was admired by all who knew him. As a father of two young children, he took great pride in his role and was known for his compassion and kindness. The news of his murder was devastating, and we can only hope that justice is served in his memory.
My heart goes out to his family, friends, and the community he cherished, and who cherished him dearly. I offer my deepest condolences during this difficult time of loss.
During his high school years, Fuller was a remarkable football player and also a part of the Gentleman of Dunbar, a group of young men who discuss contemporary issues impacting men. He later pursued his higher education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he completed his studies in sociology and political science, earning his degree.
David Tansey, Fuller’s teacher at Dunbar, described him as a charismatic person with a bright smile that could light up a room. Tansey also mentioned that Fuller was a patient and caring individual.
After graduation, Tansey kept in contact with Fuller and continued to guide him as a mentor.
According to Tansey, he was a considerate individual who was always willing to engage in discussions about significant topics. He had a genuine desire to tackle the major issues affecting his community and would delve deep into profound conversations with others.
According to the teacher, Fuller’s ultimate goal was to tackle poverty by means of education. Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks, Fuller’s unwavering determination was something that stood out to Tansey.
During a conversation, the speaker mentioned using someone as an inspiration for success. This person has faced difficulties and setbacks, yet has persevered with an unwavering determination to achieve their goals. The speaker expressed admiration for this individual and remarked that they serve as a beacon of hope for others. Despite the challenges faced, this person has everything needed to succeed and has indeed succeeded, setting an example for others to follow.
Before joining Councilmember Nadeau’s team, Fuller was involved in councilmember Zachary Parker’s campaign for the State Board of Education.
Parker expressed deep sorrow over the loss of Davon and acknowledged that his passing is yet another tragic loss to the community. He extended his heartfelt condolences to Davon’s family and to everyone who was rooting for him, including himself. Parker reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to addressing public safety concerns in the District. He also highlighted the urgent need to address the proliferation of guns on the streets and the devastating impact they continue to have on the community.
The authorities have announced a reward of $25,000 to anyone who can provide information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect in this case.