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Baldwin Park Father Arrested In Death Of 1-Year-Old Son

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BALDWIN PARK (CBSLA.com) — A father has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of his 1-year-old son.

David Vazquez, 32, of Baldwin Park, was arrested around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday by Baldwin Park police, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Joshua Vazquez, 21 months, died at a hospital around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after being transported from a home in the 3700 block of Downing Avenue, according to Sheriff’s investigators.

The boy reportedly suffered head and neck injuries.

Detectives are aware of one prior call for service that occurred approximately one year ago. The then infant boy sustained a leg injury that was investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. That incident is also under investigation by homicide detectives.

Additional details surrounding the circumstances of the child’s death were not released.

Vazquez was being held on $1 million bail at the Los Angeles County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

RELATED: Death Of 20-Month-Old Boy In Baldwin Park Under Investigation

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