Whitney Avenue Child Abuse Homicide Arrest

UPDATE: The nine-month-old victim has succumbed to their injuries, and the investigation is being conducted as a homicide. 

Syied Malik-Kawon Epps, 28, has also been charged with Murder-Domestic Violence. Epps is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Sy'kia Epps, nine months. 

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One person has been arrested following the assault of a nine-month-old child.

On Tuesday, July 25, at 5:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on Whitney Avenue for a welfare check after a nine-month-old with life-threatening injuries arrived at a local hospital. During the investigation, detectives learned that the nine-month-old had been assaulted by their father.

Syied Malik-Kawon Epps, 28, was arrested on July 26, 2023, and charged with Assault 1st degree (domestic violence). Epps is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

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