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This story was updated 10:30 a.m., March 19, 2013.

Just minutes after Ketiesha Jenkins, 33, sent her three children off to school Monday morning she answered a knock at her door and was stabbed repeatedly by a man police say might have been her ex-boyfriend.

About 8:30 a.m., police received a call for a domestic-related stabbing and found Jenkins suffering from multiple stab wounds inside her apartment in the 5200 block of Morris Avenue in Camp Springs, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a county police spokesman.

Jenkins was taken to an area hospital where she died, police said.

The suspect ran away on foot, but was apprehended a short time later in the 6100 block of Harley Lane in Camp Springs, about three miles from the scene, Copeland said.

The suspect has been identified as Keith Warren Henry, 33, of the unit block of O Street in Washington D.C., and he is facing first- and second-degree murder charges, according to police and online court records.

Police said Jenkins’ brother, who also was inside the apartment at the time and called 911, sustained a minor injury during the stabbing.

Throughout Monday morning, neighbors and family members — including Jenkins’ daughters ages 15, 13 and 9 — came to the apartment.

Wilfred Jenkins, Ketiesha Jenkins’ father, said he had just spent time with her Sunday. He said she had known Henry for about 15 years and he is the father of one of her children.

“I don’t even know what to make of it. It’s just overwhelming for me right now,” he said. “She was a loving person.”

Wilfred Jenkins said Henry had been released from jail, and his daughter let him stay in her apartment, but he moved out two weeks ago.

“At Christmas time, we were all at my mother’s house, and he wanted to start a fight with her then,” he said, noting that she had never gone to the police or sought protective orders from him.

Deshante White, 23, of Camp Springs, said she lives across the street from Ketiesha Jenkins’ apartment and was saddened of the news of a domestic killing. She said she was the cousin of Suitland High School freshman Charles Walker, Jr., 15, who was shot and killed over a pair of shoes Feb. 18 in Hillcrest Heights.

“This is crazy. It’s 2013. People need to learn how to let things go,” she said. “You shouldn’t put your hands on another female. It’s hurtful that he can’t be a man and just walk away.”

Some area residents came to the scene to learn more of the incident. “That’s foul. How can somebody stab a mother?” said Cardo Rodgers, 20, of Camp Springs.

Police said they are encouraging families who may be experiencing domestic violence to contact the Brentwood-based Family Crisis Center for Prince George’s County at 301-731-1203.

Representatives at Allentown Apartments declined to comment.

A defense attorney for Henry was not listed with the courts Tuesday, according to online county court records.

djgross@gazette.net