Posted on November 25, 2022

Man Who Helped Pass DC Criminal Code Overhaul Shot, Killed in Southeast

Lindsay Watts, Fox 5 DC, November 21, 2022

  1. A man who helped pass D.C.’s historic criminal code overhaul was shot and killed hours before council passed the bill last week.

Kelvin Blowe, 32, worked with DC Justice Lab, a group that advocates for criminal justice reform in the city.

Family said he also did security work, and early Tuesday morning, Blowe had just finished a late night security guard job and was driving some co-workers home.

He was on Southern Ave. near Suitland Parkway in SE when police say there was a crash after a driver crossed the line to try to pass Blowe’s car.

Family said Blowe got out of his vehicle and then was shot and killed.


Blowe used his experiences behind bars at DC Justice Lab where he was a policy and advocacy fellow.

He was among those who testified before DC Council about the historic reform of the city’s criminal code. The bill finally passed on Tuesday, hours after he was killed.