3-month-old baby’s death a homicide, DC police say

An unconscious infant who was rushed to the hospital over the weekend has died and police are now calling the death a homicide.

The three-month-old baby, identified as Skylar Newman, of Southeast D.C., suffered blunt force injuries, police said in a news release Wednesday.

D.C. police were called to a home in the 4300 block of G Street Southeast at about 9:35 p.m. on March 16 for the report of an unconscious infant. Emergency crews performed life-saving measures on the baby who was taken to the hospital in grave condition.

Newman died from her injuries Tuesday, police said.

Police have not released any information about a suspect in the baby’s death.

As with all homicides, police are offering a reward of up $25,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be submitted to department’s text-tip line by sending a text message to 50411.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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