Saturday, March 16, 2013
DC police report: On Sunday, February 17, 2013, at approximately 3:13 am, an officer reported seeing smoke and fire coming from a residence in the 2600 block of 33rd Street SE, Washington, DC. Once on the scene, police and fire department members were advised by family members that a female child was unaccounted for. A short time later, the female child, who was unconscious and not breathing, was located by members of the fire department. She was transported to a local hospital and admitted in critical condition. Several other residents of the home escaped the fire and were transported to local hospitals. A male toddler was treated and released, two adult females were admitted in stable condition, and an adult female was treated and released. On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the female child, Samauri Jenkins, 4, was pronounced dead.
On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, an autopsy was conducted and it has been determined that the child died from injuries sustained in the fire. On Friday, February 22, 2013, the manner of the decedent’s death was ruled a homicide.
On February 22, 2013, Jerome Calvary Lewis, 46, who also escaped the fire was arrested and charged with Murder Two in the homicide of Samauri Jenkins. The cause and origin of the fire is currently under investigation by the Arson Task Force.
Seeing this one made me very sad. The house is in a very well-kept and quiet neighborhood.
May this innocent child's soul rest in peace.
More information on this sad case is at HomicideWatch.
Posted by Lloyd at 11:24 AM