NYPD investigating deaths of Bronx boy and Brooklyn girl
The NYPD is investigating the deaths of two children last night, one in Brooklyn and one in the Bronx.
Police responded to a call at the Boulevard Houses on Linden Boulevard in East New York Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m.
4-year-old Halii McCord was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Hours later at 1:30 a.m., officers arrived at 86 West 179 Street in the Bronx after a 911 call about an emotionally disturbed person.
5-year-old Stewart Espinal was found unconscious. He was later pronounced dead at Saint Barnabus Hospital.
Police said a 47-year-old man was taken from the scene to Bronx Lebanon Hospital and later taken into custody.
The NYPD has not yet released a cause of death for either child.