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.
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