A doctoral student at the University of Illinois Chicago was arrested for allegedly killing her ex-boyfriend at his DC home, according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
Nijinsky Latassia Dix, a 37-year-old woman of Jacksonville, Florida, allegedly stalked her ex-boyfriend, 44-year-old Terry Hickman, to his home and fatally shot him on Saturday, November 14.
The incident took place in the 1000 block of 4th Street, Southwest DC.
MPD officers responded to calls about gunfire and a woman with a gun, and arrived at the apartment complex where Hickman lived shortly before 5:30 pm.
Officers then went to Hickman’s apartment, where the shots had come from, and found that a woman was screaming from behind the door. The woman, who turned out to be Dix, denied opening the door.
Officers managed to enter the apartment, and found Hickman lying face down on the floor, while Dix was kneeling by his side with a handgun in her left hand.
Hickman was pronounced dead at the scene by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees.
MPD announces an arrest has been made in a Homicide offense that occurred on 11/14/20 in the 1000 b/o 4th Street, Southwest
Thank you to all who assisted in making DC safer with this arrest!
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 15, 2020
Dix has been charged with “second degree murder while armed.” The offense is domestic in nature, according to the detectives’ investigation. She also faces charges for possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition.
Dix reportedly dated Hickman for three months and their relationship ended in May.
She is the director of the Talent Search Upward Bound (TRIO) program at the University of Notre Dame, and is in the process of getting her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.