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Columbia Heights Domestic Confrontation Turns Deadly

A domestic dispute at the Columbia Heights Village apartments last night ended in homicide.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officers arrived at 2806 14th St. NW at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday to find a man holding Todd Angelo Jackson, 28, in a headlock, according to the police report. After the officers ordered the man to release Jackson, they discovered that he was unconscious.

An ambulance took Jackson, a resident of Congress Heights, to Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m. The cause of death has not been released and the suspect has not been named by police.

Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham alerted constituents to the killing in an email this morning, saying no shots apparently were fired:

Dear Friends, Last night a domestic confrontation tragically led to a death within an apartment at Columbia Heights Village on the 2800 block of 14th St. It was a fight between two adult males  reportedly within the apt. No gunshots were fired, and I am told no firearms were involved. MPD is not prepared at this moment to release the cause of death.  The incident is now under active investigation.

In a June 2009 blog post, Graham blasted Clark Realty, Columbia Heights Village's managing company, for failing to prevent drug dealing and violence on its property.

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  • The Advoc8te

    This is horrible and just so tragic. We are losing too many young people on these streets.

    P.S. Thanks City Paper for acknowledging the victim was from the Congress Heights neighborhood and didn't just say "of Southeast" like many other papers ( ahem -The Post) would have said.

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  • ann

    We will you dearly!

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