According to police, a man has been charged with assault in the case of a woman who was critically injured after jumping from a Northwest D.C. apartment building with her legs bound on Thursday.
The woman’s hands and feet were tied together, according to the D.C. police report, and she “was able to get free and jumped from the building” just after 7 p.m. in the 4500 block of Connecticut Avenue.
According to police, she is in a hospital in a stable but critical condition with serious injuries.
Kylee Jamal Palmer, 22, of Northwest D.C., was apprehended when he arrived at the scene Thursday night while authorities were investigating, according to Police Cmdr. Duncan Bedlion.
Palmer, the victim’s 1 1/2-year-old son, was discovered safe with a relative in D.C. on Thursday, according to Bedlion. “He was in a state of upheaval. “He was distraught. He provided some information that led us to believe that he was a suspect in this case,” Bedlion said.
A rifle-style ghost gun was also discovered in the building, according to police. “Some type of reptile” was discovered and turned over to animal control, according to Bedlion.
Palmer has been charged with assault with intent to kill, unregistered firearm possession, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, according to the police.
The identity of the woman has not been revealed.