(KMOV) – Police have arrested a 28-year-old man after his 2-year-old son was found dead in their south St. Louis home Thursday night.
Authorities said officers were called to a home in the 7000 block of Weil around 7 p.m. after the child’s uncle said he was unconscious and having trouble breathing.
Police arrived to the scene and found the victim unresponsive.
The child was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, the suspect told officers he struck the child in the chest. He was taken into custody at the scene.
The toddler’s twin brother and a 4-year-old brother were taken into protective custody.
Additional details were not immediately known.