MINNEAPOLIS (UKTN) – A teenager Mankato is in police custody and is accused of killing a 2-year-old child.
According to Mankato officials, the toddler’s death occurred at Eastport Drive on April 16. He was later declared homicide by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The dead suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was arrested near his residence on the 500 block of North 5th Street on Wednesday. He has since been charged with second degree murder and is being held in a secure juvenile facility.
The Mankato Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Criminal Arrest Office continue to investigate the death.