The District of Columbia City Council has paid yet another tribute to slain intern Alonte Sutton.

The governing body decided recently to display a photo of the youth among other deceased Council representatives at the John A. Wilson Building.

Sutton, 18, had worked last summer as an intern for At-large Councilman Michael Brown.

He was shot to death last month in Southeast Washington after refusing to give a man’s girlfriend a ride. The man, who is in police custody, returned with a gun and opened fire on Sutton as he tried to flee into some nearby woods.

The Council had previously honored Sutton during the presentation of a ceremonial resolution to his mother, Terria Sutton. The Alonte Michael Sutton Posthumous Recognition cited his contributions to the Council.

Sutton, who was slated to graduate this month from Ballou Senior High School, was also described by members of the Council as an effable young man with a quiet yet respectful demeanor.

Brown said the intern had always arrived to work ahead of time and completed all of the tasks assigned him.

 

DorothyRowley

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