WASHINGTON — A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder Sunday following the killing of a 1-year-old last week.
Carter Sanders, 1, of Southeast D.C., was found unconscious and unresponsive Wednesday when D.C. police arrived to the 4700 block of Benning Road in Southeast D.C just around 7 p.m.
Brian Jamal Wooden, 28, also of Southeast D.C., faced a warrant for his arrest before he was arrested and charged Sunday.
D.C. Fire and EMS rushed Sanders to the hospital Wednesday, where doctors pronounced him dead.
A medical examiner found conclusive evidence he was killed, attributing Sanders’ death to blunt force injuries.
Sanders is the youngest to be killed in D.C. this year. The District’s homicide rate is 44 percent higher than at this time last year.
WTOP’s Megan Cloherty contributed to this report.