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The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the possibility that a Feb. 3 homicide in Columbia Heights was committed in self-defense, according to Brian DeBose, a spokesperson for Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham.
The victim, 28-year-old Congress Heights resident Todd Angelo Jackson, was killed at 2806 14th St. NW, part of the Columbia Heights Village housing complex. DeBose said Jackson was in his ex-girlfriend’s apartment when he got into a fight with her boyfriend.
“[Jackson] showed up and apparently attacked him,” DeBose said. The woman’s boyfriend, whose name has not been released, had not been charged as of Monday, according to DeBose.
Police arrived at the scene to find him holding Jackson in a headlock, according to a police report. After officers ordered the man to release him, Jackson was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
D.C. Superior Court documents from a previous case list Jackson as a former resident of the apartment where the killing took place.
An MPD spokesperson declined to comment.