A Chicago Ph.D. student studying criminology fatally shot her ex-boyfriend at his Washington, DC, home, authorities said.
Nijinsky Dix, 37, a student at the University of Illinois Chicago, has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying Saturday of 44-year-old Terry Hickman, whom she dated for three months, the South Bend Tribune reported.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m., police responded to reports of gunfire at the apartment complex in the nation’s capital.
They found Dix kneeling beside the bullet-riddled body of Hickman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the outlet reported.
Police said Dix was holding in her left hand a gun, which officers ordered her to put down.
She was also on speakerphone with someone, who identified themselves to authorities as her mother, the Tribune reported.
Her mother told officers that Dix called her and said, “He pushed me, and I shot him.”
Dix was taken to the hospital, where she complained of memory loss and back pain