Arlington police investigate death of boy, 1

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An Arlington boy who would have turned 2 on Sunday died of a head injury Friday, a death that has been ruled a homicide, officials said.

Arlington police are investigating the case of Abdul Rahman Oseni, said Tiara Ellis Richard, a police spokeswoman.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday, Richard said.

“The problem is, there were multiple people at the home, so we don’t know who caused it,” she said.

The boy died at 10:14 a.m. Friday at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported. The cause of death was “blunt-force trauma of the head.”

The medical examiner listed the place where the injury occurred as a residence in the 2400 block of Sherry Street in east Arlington. The house is on the next street west of the boy’s home address in the 2400 block of Summer Place Drive.

The neighborhood is east of Sam Houston High School.

Child Protective Services is investigating the death “in conjunction with police,” said Marissa Gonzales, a CPS spokeswoman.

“The boy’s three siblings as well as two cousins who were in the home are staying elsewhere with appropriate relatives while the investigation progresses,” Gonzales said. “The family has no previous history with CPS.”

Staff writer Diane Smith contributed to this report.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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