3-year-old child found dead in Brooklyn apartment: cops

Police are investigating after they say a young child was found dead inside a Brooklyn apartment late Sunday night.
File photo by Dean Moses

Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who suffered a head injury inside a Brooklyn apartment on Sunday night.

According to authorities, officers from the 67th Precinct raced to 770 New York Ave. in Flatbush, across the street from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, at around 9:44 p.m. after receiving a 911 call.

Upon arriving at the scene, the cops discovered a three-year-old child unconscious and unresponsive. At the time, police said the youngster had been in the care of a family friend.

EMS rushed the tot to nearby Kings County Hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead. Police withheld the boy’s identity, pending family notification.

Brooklyn apartment where child was found dead
770 New York Ave. in Flatbush, where a 3-year-old child was found dead on March 17, 2024.Photo via Google Maps

While the official cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s office, sources familiar with the investigation said the child suffered head trauma. The sources also reported that a person of interest was taken into custody at the scene and is being questioned in connection with the child’s death.

Charges are pending the results of the ongoing inquiry.

Story updated at 9:59 a.m.

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