Baby’s stabbing death in D.C.: Person of interest appears in video

May 15, 2012

D.C. police have released surveillance video of a person of interest in the death of a baby boy in Southeast Washington.

Kuron Hunt was delivered after his pregnant mother was stabbed in the stomach at her home in the 4200 block of 9th Street SE on March 22. While his mother survived, the baby died due to injuries sustained in the attack.

The surveillance video shows a person walking outside the victim’s apartment building about 2:30 a.m. the morning of the attack.

One of the victim’s neighbors, Chris Copeland, told the Post in March that the victim described the attack to him. Copeland said the woman, who was eight months pregnant at the time of the stabbing, told him that she had been sleeping when she woke up to find someone standing over her.

The intruder stabbed her one time, police said.

The woman was taken to a local hospital, where the baby was delivered. The mother survived the attack, but the boy died. An autopsy showed that the cause of death was a stab wound to the baby’s torso.

Investigators said they have been searching for a male suspect, but have not released a description of the attacker.

The video shows a person who appears to be a man, wearing jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt or jacket, approaching and entering the building. The person’s face is not visible.

Anyone with information about the attack or the suspect can call 202-727-9099 or text message 50411.

This item has been updated.

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