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Hampton police investigate 2-month-old boy's January death

On January 7, Hampton dispatchers got a call about a baby boy having a medical emergency. Medics rushed him to a hospital, but doctors couldn't save his life.

HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton Police Division is investigating the death of a 2-month-old baby that happened in January 2022.

On Tuesday morning, Sgt. R.C. Williams, a police division spokesman, shared a little about the case. 

He said on Jan. 7, around 9:45 a.m., the city's dispatch center got a call for a medical emergency in the 2200 block of Shell Road, which is in the Wythe section of the city.

Medics rushed the baby boy to a hospital, but doctors couldn't save his life. He died on Jan. 10.

Police haven't shared his name because of privacy rules surrounding children.

"A press release was not completed at the time of the incident because the case had not yet been ruled a homicide," Williams said. "That determination is made by the medical examiner."

13News Now reached out to the Office of the Medical Examiner's Tidewater District, but they shared that without a victim's name the cause of death and other details surrounding why it classified the death as a homicide could not be disseminated.

Sgt. Williams said police can't share the boy's cause of death, because their investigation is still unfolding. He also said the division will send out further details about the case when it's able to.

13News Now also requested the 911 audio and incident reports from the day of the call via a Freedom of Information Act request. Sgt. Williams said those documents could be denied based on the still-ongoing nature of the investigation. 

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