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DC Police looking for suspect in life-threatening injuries to young girl

One man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, but another suspect is still wanted.
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WASHINGTON — DC Police said Sunday they’re seeking a suspect related to life-threatening injuries to a young girl on December 23.

Officers were called to the 500 block of Harvard Street NW on Wednesday afternoon on a report of an injured child. They arrived and ultimately located a juvenile female at a home in the 1200 block of 49th Street NW suffering from life-threatening injuries. Police said investigators determined the injuries were intentionally inflicted.

The girl was transported to the hospital and was stable as of Sunday afternoon.

On Wednesday, police arrested 25-year-ld Quanice Menifield, of Northeast D.C., on a preliminary charge of second degree cruelty to children (grave risk).

Police said they were also seeking a second suspect, identified as 28-year-old Maurice Menifield, of Northeast D.C. He is wanted on a D.C. Superior Court warrant for first degree cruelty to children.

DC Police released a photo of Maurice Menifield, and have asked anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the department at 202-727-9099 or via text at 50411.