A 20-year-old Iredell County man has been charged with assaulting a 17-month-old boy who later died, according to Statesville police.
Shaquille Brown was taken into custody Wednesday in Mooresville. The victims name was not released by police.
Investigators say police were called about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 28 to a residence in the 1200 block of 5th Street. They found a young boy with severe injuries. The boy was taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Police say the young child died of his injuries Monday. Detectives say they believe Brown, who was dating the boys mother, assaulted the child.
Brown is being held in Iredell County Jail without bond.