News Brooklyn boy dies after being found in apartment with bruising, NYPD says A 4-year-old boy was found dead inside his family's Brownsville apartment on Jan. 25, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne By Nicole Brown and Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Updated January 26, 2017 6:14 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email A Brooklyn mother charged in the beating death of her 4-year-old son allegedly admitted she killed the boy on Thursday, a police source said. Zarah Coombs, 26, apparently told investigators she beat young Zamair Coombs with a stick before he was found unconscious in a storage tub filled with water inside the family’s basement apartment on Riverdale Avenue in Brownsville about 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Coombs’ 1-year old and 1-month-old children were home at the time but have since been transferred into the custody of The Administration for Children’s Services, the source said. recommended reading Source: ACS opened 13 cases with family before death of son, 5 Zamair was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Zamair’s death was ruled a homicide on Thursday from “multiple blunt impact injuries,” according to the medical examiner’s office. Coombs was charged with murder, manslaughter, acting in a manner injurious to a child and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Cops questioned the boy’s 26-year-old stepfather, but were no longer interviewing him by Thursday afternoon. Coombs has one prior arrest for shoplifting in 2015, a police source said. By Nicole Brown and Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.