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Baltimore Man Killed During Drug Deal in DC

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A 41-year-old man from Baltimore was killed during a drug deal in Northeast D.C. over the weekend.

Tavon Cox and his wife Crystal Cox drove to the District Saturday night to meet two men they didn't know for a drug transaction, according to court documents.

When they got to the Langston Terrace Dwellings on 24th Street NE, a man went up to the car, pulled out a gun and shot Tavon Cox in the head, court documents said.

Crystal Cox told police she pulled a gun from under her leg and started firing in self defense. She said she then got out of the car and called police.

Medics took Tavon Cox to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died on Sunday, police said.

Crystal Cox was charged with carrying a pistol without a license and is being held in jail pending her next court appointment.

Relatives told News4 the couple had two children together and had three other children from previous relationships.


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"He was a very very good person and the world has lost a treasure. The person that decided to shoot him and take his life doesn't realize what they've done," Tavon Cox's stepmother Billie Boyd Cox said.

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