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Landscaper Killed In DC Road Rage Shooting Linked To Leaf Blower

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A man working as a landscaper was shot and killed in Northeast D.C. on Saturday in what police say was an act of road rage.

His widow said he was killed after a driver was angered that a leaf blower blew grass clippings onto his car. Jason Ford, of Northwest D.C., was the victim. He was 45-year-old and was the father of two adult children.

Police say Ford was sitting in a landscaping truck in the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue NE, off Corcoran Street, when he was shot by someone on a scooter.

Ford was supervising a crew doing yard work in the Trinidad area when grass clippings landed on a shiny, black car parked nearby, his wife said.

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The driver was angry. Ford apologized, she said. A man who appeared to be a friend of the driver rode up on a rental scooter, and he and the driver spoke.

The landscaping crew left and was stopped at a light on West Virginia Avenue. That’s when the man on the scooter reappeared and opened fire, hitting Ford in the chest, his wife said.

Abu is a Journalist & Business Owner from Prince George's County, MD. He is the CEO of The DMV Daily and Marketing Manager of The Wig Café, LLC. In May 2018, Abu obtained his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is now attending Bowie State University for his M.A. in Organizational Communications.

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