Document: Victim Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in September Assault

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) detectives are investigating an assault turned homicide.

At approximately 2:10 p.m. on Sept. 28 police responded to the 1300 block of Kalmia Road, NW, due to a possible assault. Officers located an adult male with assault-related injuries and transported them to a local hospital for treatment, according to the press release.

On Oct. 8, the victim, 76-year-old Luther Brooks, succumbed to his injuries. An Oct. 10 autopsy revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma and the manner of death as a homicide, according to the press release.