DETROIT (WWJ) – A young Detroit father is facing murder charges in connection with the death of his 1-year-old son.
An EMS unit and police responded to a call that a child at a home on the 8000 block of Braile on the city’s west side was not breathing.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, but police aren’t saying how the child was killed.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
Elijah Morris, 20, was arraigned Friday afternoon on two felony charges: one count of child abuse-first degree, and one count of felony murder.
He was remanded to the Wayne County Jail pending a preliminary hearing set for Friday, July 26.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Lifts No-Contact Recommendation In Huron River Chemical Spill
The child’s name was not released.