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Detroit police investigate infant's death

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
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Detroit — Police are investigating the death of a month-old baby on the city's east side, officials said.

According to a preliminary investigation, officers from the Detroit Police Department's 11th Precinct were called to a hospital Friday morning to respond to a report of an infant's death.

The baby boy was privately transported to the hospital where medical staff declared him deceased at about 6:20 a.m., police said.

Authorities said the officers spoke to the child's mother who told them she had given the baby some medication for a cold and found him unresponsive when she checked on him Friday at about 6 a.m.

There are no signs of foul play, officials said, but the investigation continues. 

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez