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Child Death Investigation Ruled Homicide Case Closed

Monday, August 2, 2010


Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch Special Victims Unit along with 7th District Officers made an arrest in the death of 4-month-old Ja-Kai Wilson.

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On Sunday, July 25, 2010, at approximately 4:20 pm, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Metropolitan Police Department Seventh District Officers, and Homicide’s Special Victims Unit responded for the report of an unconscious infant located in the 2100 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>14th Street, SE.  Upon arrival, the infant was found in an unconscious state.  CPR was initiated and the infant was transported to UnitedMedicalCenter.  At 4:55 pm, the infant succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.  The infant’s remains were then transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.


On Tuesday, July 27, 2010, the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be from multiple blunt impact traumas and was ruled a homicide.


On Friday, July 30, 2010, a 16-year-old male juvenile was arrested in Southeast, DC pursuant to a DC Superior Court Arrest Warrant charging him with Felony Murder and First Degree Cruelty to Children. The suspect was arrested by members of the Special Victims Unit and officers from the 7th District without incident.