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NOT FORGOTTEN: LaVonne Abney (left), with her mother, Ruth Wheeler (right), and LaVonne's niece, Leshawn Wheeler, 15, visit the Landover, Md., grave of Chicquelo Abney on the first anniversary of his death.

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    Five teenagers loiter behind a scarred steel door that opens on the cramped foyer of a squat, brick apartment building, one of many in a warren of public-housing complexes in Southwest Washington. Their looks are vacant but their manner is confrontational.

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  • "I was probably 40 yards away," he said. "I live right near where it happened. Someone came and told me and I went over and saw the yellow tape. I hoped he'd make it."

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  • Court records show that shortly after Chicquelo returned home full time, he was arrested, on Aug. 18, 2009, when police stopped him on his bicycle for blocking traffic in the 1300 block of Delaware Avenue in Southwest D.C. Chicquelo fled, the records state, and police observed him trying to discard a clear plastic baggie containing 27 smaller Ziploc baggies of crack.

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