GRAVESEND, Brooklyn – A Brooklyn man was arrested after he admitted his girlfriend's 3-year-old son was under his care Monday when the toddler fell and suffered a skull fracture, leaving him in the fight for his life, police said Tuesday.
Salvatore Lucchesse, 24, was charged on Tuesday with four counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
The NYPD found young Jaden Jordan unconscious with severe head injuries at West 5th Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn around 4:26 p.m. Monday. As of Tuesday morning, Jordan remains on life support at Coney Island Hospital.
The NYC Administration for Children's Services released a statement about the incident.
"The NYC Administration for Children's Services is saddened by this upsetting news. We are investigating the circumstances that led to this incident," the statement read.
Lucchesse, who lived with Jaden and his mother, has had previous arrests but are sealed to the public, police said.
PIX11's Anthony DiLorenzo contributed to this story.