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Medical examiner identifies 1-year-old boy who died in suspected homicide in Parma

May 14, 2018 GMT

Medical examiner identifies 1-year-old boy who died in suspected homicide in Parma

PARMA, Ohio -- Authorities have identified a 1-year-old boy who died shortly after his father turned himself in Saturday at a Parma police station.

Nicholas Lawrence Shorter, of Euclid, died Saturday after paramedics took him to University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

The medical examiner called his death a suspected homicide, but has not released details of what killed the child. Investigators have not released any additional details.

The boy’s father was arrested Saturday but has not been charged with a crime, Parma police said in a news release.

The 41-year-old had lacerations on his hands when he walked in to the Parma Police Department late Saturday and said he wanted to “turn himself in for a crime,” police said.

Officers found Nicholas unresponsive in the man’s car, in the parking lot outside the police department. Paramedics took him to the hospital, where he was treated before he died, the medical examiner’s office said.

The father was also taken to the hospital for treatment. He remained there Sunday under armed guard, police said.

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