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DC Police Say 76-Year-Old Man Died After Beating, Not Fall in Northwest

NBC Washington D.C. logo NBC Washington D.C. 10/14/2021 Jackie Bensen
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Police are investigating the death of a 76-year-old man in Northwest, D.C. as a homicide after emergency responders realized that the victim's injuries were not from a fall, but likely a brutal beating. 

The victim, Luther Brooks, was found last month on the ground around 2:10 p.m. near his basement apartment at the rear of a home in the 1300 block of Kalmia Road NW in the District’s Shepherd Park neighborhood.

Brooks was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. He died Friday, police said. 

Public details from a police report indicate that some type of argument is believed to have led to the murder.  

A reward of $25,000 is being offered to anyone that provides information which leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or leave an anonymous tip by texting 50411.

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