Nijinsky Dix: Female criminology PhD student stalks, shoots ex-boyfriend to death
Nijinsky Dix, 37, who is studying for a Ph.D. in Criminology at the University of Illinois Chicago, has been charged for stalking and shooting her ex-boyfriend to death.
She was charged with the second-degree murder of Terry Hickman, 44, at his Southwest DC home on Saturday.
The duo dated for three months before breaking up in May, Hickman’s family said.
Police in the US capital responded to reports of gunfire at 5:30 p.m local time, Fox5 reported.
On reaching the scene, they found Nijinsky Dix kneeling beside the bullet-ridden body of Hickman with a gun in her hand.
She was then ordered to drop the weapon and the victim was examined and pronounced dead on the spot.
The Tribune reported that the suspect was on speakerphone with someone who later identified herself as her mother.
According to the report, Dix’s mother told officers that her daughter told her on the phone, “He pushed me, and I shot him.”
The suspect was then taken to a hospital where she complained of memory loss and back pain.
The Tribune reported that she was shown a photo of Hickman and broke down in tears before telling officers to take the photo away.
Hickman’s family told cops Nijinsky Dix had been stalking him since their breakup in May.
Fox5 reported that it was unclear how the suspect, who is pursuing a doctorate in criminology, law and justice in Chicago, while also working as an employee at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where she’s the director of a talent search program, ended up in Washington D.C.