A one-year-old died of multiple blunt force injuries in Southeast Washington D.C. Police have ruled the boy’s death as a homicide on Thursday (May 17). Investigators are currently looking into how the boy suffered those injuries.
Toddler Found Injured in Southeast D.C.
Officers from Southeast Washington D.C. police, along with Fire and EMS personnel, responded to a call in the 4700 block of Benning Road on Wednesday (May 16) at around 7:00 p.m. local time.
Officers who arrived on the scene found one-year-old Carter Sanders unconscious in a residence. EMS took the unresponsive Carter to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy on the boy conducted by the medical examiner revealed that Carter’s death was caused by blunt force trauma. The child had multiple blunt force injuries on his body.
Consequently, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Carter Sanders’ death a homicide. Homicide detectives are now looking into the circumstances that led to Carter’s death.
Authorities haven’t disclosed details about who found the child unconscious, nor have they revealed information about the child’s guardians.
No arrests have been made so far. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact D.C. Police at 202-727-9099.