- The Washington Times - Monday, May 14, 2012

D.C. police released surveillance camera footage Monday in the hopes of identifying a person seen entering a Southeast apartment complex the same night a pregnant woman was attacked and her baby was fatally stabbed while in her womb.

The video shows a person in dark clothing and a sweatshirt with the hood pulled up walking through the parking lot located behind the 4200 block of Ninth Street Southeast and up to the main door of the apartment complex.

A Metropolitan Police Department spokesman could not confirm the time the video was recorded on March 22. Around 2:30 a.m. that night, officers responded to the apartment for a report that a woman who was eight months pregnant had been stabbed.

The 32-year-old woman had fallen asleep on a couch in the living room of her locked, third-floor apartment. She awoke to see a man standing over her, a police report states. The man stabbed her once in the abdomen with a knife and then fled.

Neighbors were awakened by pounding on their doors and found the woman bleeding in the hallway of the apartment.

The woman’s child, Kuron Rashad Hunt, is the District’s youngest homicide victim this year. He passed away shortly after being delivered through an emergency cesarean section at Howard University Hospital. The boy died from a stab wound to his torso, police said.

MPD officials have provided few details about the suspect in this case, describing him only as a man seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt who accessed the woman’s apartment through her locked front door.

Neighbors who lived in the small apartment complex, near the Washington Highlands neighborhood, said the front door to the apartment building is always locked at night as well. The surveillance video distributed by police stops just before the “person of interest” reaches the door and does not show whether the person uses a key.

While neighbors agreed the stabbing was a horrific attack, one woman said she was unconcerned that the stabbing happened close by her home because it was an “isolated incident.”

Others expressed confidence that the person responsible would be caught because of the surveillance cameras located in the apartment complex.

“I don’t have any concerns,” said one man while cleaning out his SUV in the apartment complex parking lot. “Ever since then, everything has been quiet.”

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