MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police have opened a suspicious death investigation after a child died Thursday morning.
According to police, officers responded at around 2:45 a.m. to an “unknown trouble call” on the 1600 block of 4th Street South. There, they found an injured child. Police did not give the child’s age, but said the child is under 5 years old.
Officers performed life-saving measures on the child until paramedics arrived and took the child to Hennepin Healthcare. The victim was later pronounced dead.
“The Minneapolis Police Department has opened a suspicious death investigation at this time to ascertain what led up to this child’s injuries,” Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder said. “Because of the age of the child and the other agencies involved, there’s little we can say.”
Police say that there were adults in the home and two other children have been taken into protective custody. There have been no arrests yet.
The child was later identified Biyamiin Adosh. The cause of death, Hennepin County Medical Examiner reported, was scalding injuries and apparent bathtub drowning. His death was ruled a homicide and Minneapolis Police are investigating.