Vigil held for man fatally stabbed in Southeast, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dozens of friends and family came together Tuesday night to remember 29-year-old Johnathan Maurice Grady.

Grady's aunt described him as a "happy-go-lucky, smiling person. He was known for his smile, his grin, and we just have numerous funny stories about him and his grin."

The vigil was held at the spot he was stabbed and killed Thursday morning at the corner of Pennsylvania and Minnesota Avenues Southeast.

"We took it relatively hard in the beginning because it`s always hard," said Grady's aunt. "I`m sad that he`s gone, but i can find joy in knowing that he accepted Jesus as his lord and savior and i know in my heart that johnny has made heaven his home."

D.C. Police say last Thursday, around 10:46 a.m., Grady was involved in an argument which led to a foot chase before he was stabbed and killed. His aunt believes he was on his way back from his mom`s house.

Late Monday, D.C. police released surveillance video of two persons of interest in Grady`s murder. In it, you can see the men first sprinting across Pennsylvania Avenue towards where Grady was killed. You then see them come back into the view of the camera stopping traffic as they walk back across Pennsylvania Avenue.

At one point, you can see one of the men holding what appears to be a knife. Police and the family are asking for help in identifying these two men.

"You just hope that the come forward, do what`s right, because, if they out there, could be somebody in their family next," said Grady's uncle.

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