Tyrik Lamont Brown, 19, is the child’s father, WUSA reports. He is suspected of first degree felony murder, police say.
The infant was unconscious when police found him the morning of October 29. He died after being taken to a hospital.
Little about the infant could be learned. No one was home on two visits to the apartment in Southeast Washington where the incident occurred. At another address listed by the father, about a mile away, a woman who identified herself as the father’s grandmother said she had never seen the infant and declined to comment further.
MPD’s full press release is below:
Arrest Made in the Homicide: 1700 Block of Trenton Place Southeast
(Washington, DC) – )- Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the 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.
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, 19 year-old Tyrik Lamont Brown of Southeast, Washington, DC, was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, pursuant to a District of Columbia Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Felony Murder in connection to the homicide of Raj’saun Tyrik Brown.