Pooh Blanchard is the victim that D'Angelo Barksdale is on trial for murdering in "The Target". When discussing the murder of Gant, McNulty says that Blanchard is a "piece of shit" who nobody would care about it somebody gave him a beating when comparing his murder to William Gant. Although D'Angelo is acquitted he later explains to his uncle, Avon Barksdale, that he felt forced to shoot Blanchard because Blanchard attacked him. He was shot dead in the lobby of the high rise building that William Gant worked in. Blanchard is an unseen character.