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A 4-year-old boy was discovered on a road ‘murdered in a violent act,’ Dallas police say

“A child was murdered through a violent act. We believe an edged weapon was used,” Dallas police Executive Assistant Chief Albert Martinez mentioned.

“Even us as police officers, we are shocked. We’re very angry about what has happened to the small child.”

Martinez mentioned somebody known as 911 round 5:30 a.m. (6:30 a.m. ET) Saturday reporting the kid’s physique within the southwest Dallas neighborhood of The Woods.

Martinez mentioned investigators imagine the kid is from the neighborhood the place he was discovered.

On Sunday police recognized a suspect arrested in reference to the killing as 18-year-old Darriynn Brown.

Brown faces expenses of kidnapping and theft, based on a information launch from the Dallas Police Department. Investigators are awaiting outcomes of a forensic evaluation and anticipate further expenses might be filed.

Several businesses, together with the FBI, have been aiding with the investigation, Martinez mentioned Saturday evening.

“We will pursue justice, whoever did this, and bring some sort of closure — not only to his family, but to our community,” he mentioned.

Police are asking anybody who has data or residence surveillance video that is likely to be useful to name detectives at 214-275-1300.

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