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Man dies after assault, death ruled a homicide, D.C. police say

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A man died Friday after being assaulted Aug. 8 in the Adams Morgan area of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

They said the death was determined Monday by the medical examiner’s office to be the result of complications from blunt-force injuries and was ruled a homicide.

The victim was identified as Todd Messer, 51. Police said he had no fixed address.

He was found about 12:35 a.m. in the 2300 block of 18th Street NW, police said.

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