Brooklyn mom arrested in death of month-old baby boy

File photo of an NYPD police cruiser (PIX11 News)

File photo of an NYPD police cruiser (PIX11 News)

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Police arrested a 21-year-old Brooklyn woman in the death of her month-old baby earlier this year.

Elsa Sanchez was arrested Wednesday in the death of her son, Daquan Vaughan-Sanchez. The child was found unconscious and unresponsive in the family’s Brooklyn apartment on March 8. He was taken to a hospital, where he died two days later.

A spokesperson for the NYPD said they were investigating if the cause of death could be shaken baby syndrome.

Sanchez was arrested on charges of manslaughter, reckless assault on a child causing brain injury and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

It’s not clear if she has an attorney who can comment on the charges.

PIX11’s Mark Sundstrom contributed to this report.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Brooklyn Videos

Anti-vaccination mandate protesters try to storm doors at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Demonstrators support Irving vs vaccine mandate at Nets game

Meet Park Slope's Penny the Painting Pig

4 men shot at East Flatbush deli: NYPD

Coney Island grandmother needs repairs

14th Annual Bushwick Film Festival kicks off Wednesday

More Brooklyn

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter