3-year-old boy dies after allegedly being battered by mother’s boyfriend

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NEW YORK — A 3-year-old boy who was found unconscious inside his New York City home last week has died.

Police say Jaden Jordan died Sunday night at a hospital.

Officers responding to a 911 call at a Brooklyn apartment last Monday found the boy.

Police say the boyfriend of the child’s mother first said the boy had slipped in the bathtub and he gave him CPR.

After questioning 24-year-old Salvatore Lucchesse, police charged him with four counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death of the boy.

PIX11 reports that Jordan suffered a skull fracture, a lacerated liver and a brain injury  consistent with suffocation, strangulation or shaking.

The Administration of Children’s Services is also under investigation in the incident. ACS allegedly received an anonymous tip about abuse at the little boy’s home two days before he was found injured.

They went to check on him at the wrong address within about two hours of getting the tip.

ACS reportedly said the anonymous caller gave them the wrong address.

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