UPDATE: 3-year-old dies from injuries, mom’s boyfriend charged with aggravated assault
UPDATE: NewsChannel 3 has learned that the toddler who was injured passed away on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.
The medical examiner is now working to determine the official cause of death and the investigation is now ongoing.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested by Portsmouth Police after an investigation into the aggravated assault of a three-year-old boy.
Police say they received a 911 call at 11:55 a.m. requesting assistance in the 1600 block of Elm Avenue for a toddler who had fallen and was unresponsive.
Officers and medics arrived and found the 3 and a half year old boy in need of immediate care. He was transported to Sentara Norfolk General and then to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, where he underwent emergency surgery.
He is currently in critical condition.
Detectives with the Special Victims Unit have arrested 21-year-old Trevon M. Hairston and charged him with aggravated malicious wounding.
Hairston is the boyfriend of the child’s mother. He was watching him at the time of the incident.