1-Month-Old Boy With Head Trauma Dies After 911 Call to NYC Apartment: Cops


What to Know

  • A baby died after being taken from his Bronx apartment Monday night with head trauma, police say

  • The child, Aiden Rodriguez, was taken to a hospital in serious condition shortly before midnight; he was pronounced dead when he got there

  • No arrests have been made; the medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death

Authorities are investigating the death of a 1-month-old Bronx boy who was found with head trauma in his apartment Monday night. 

Police responding to a 911 call from a hospital about possible child abuse learned emergency crews had gone to the apartment on East 137th Street shortly before midnight and found the baby, Aiden Rodriguez, in serious condition, officials say.

Rodriguez was taken to Lincoln Hospital, but his injuries were so severe he was transported to the trauma unit at Columbian Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  

The parents Aiden were taken into police custody for questioning following the child’s death.

Another child who was in the home was taken into the custody of the Administration for Children’s Services. Details on that child weren’t clear. 

“Our top priority is protecting the safety and well-being of all children in New York City,” ACS said in a statement. “We are investigating this case and we have taken action to secure the safety of the other child in this home.”

The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how Rodriguez died. No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing. 

The child was so young that residents of the public housing where the infant was found did not even know he existed, although they knew his parents.

“I mean I’ve seen them coming in an out, but I didn’t even know they had a baby,” neighbor Kenneth Moore said.

Source : Nbcnewyork