Southeast DC man charged after infant arrives at hospital with ‘life-threatening’ injuries

A Southeast D.C. man is facing felony charges after an infant arrived a local hospital with what police described as "life-threatening injuries."

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D.C. police responded to the hospital around 1:12 p.m. on Monday. They said the child had suffered "visible trauma."

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Investigators say 25-year-old Donovan Gilchrist of Southeast was responsible for the child’s severe injuries, which were inflicted inside a residence in the 3800 block of South Capitol Street, Southeast.

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They charged him with first-degree cruelty to children.