One-Month-Old Infant Dies, Ruled Homicide

The death of an infant found unconscious Wednesday has been ruled a homicide, police announced Sunday.

Police found one-month-old Raj’saun Tyrik Brown in the 1700 block of Trenton Place Southeast. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

A medical examiner found that the child “suffered multiple blunt force impact injuries,” police said. No suspects have been named.

The full MPD statement is below:

(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 1700 block of Trenton Place, Southeast.

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at approximately 9:40 am, officers from the Seventh District responded to a call for an unconscious child in the 1700 block of Trenton Place, Southeast. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious infant male. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia determined that the decedent suffered multiple blunt force impact injuries and the death was ruled a homicide.

The decedent has been identified as 1-month-old Raj’saun Tyrik Brown, of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Correction: The headline of this post has been updated to remove the word “abandoned.”

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