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Update: Suspect named and charged with homicide after 'suspicious death' of 5-year-old Omaha boy

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 17:35:23-05

Update: Friday, March 4 at 3:30 p.m.

The Omaha Police Department has named the 20-year-old suspect who was arrested in connection to a 5-year-old boy's death that occurred Wednesday. Police have named Antonea Cannon in an incident report. The incident stemmed from an address in the 7000 block of Wirt Circle before the boy was taken to Creighton University CHI Health Clinic, where he died. The report did not clarify Cannon's relationship to the victim.

Cannon was taken to Douglas County Corrections following the incident, where she remains on a charge of homicide: child abuse know and intentional.

Officer Brent Martin responded to the call and Sgt. Ryan Kilawee is the investigator for the case.

On Thursday, the Omaha Police Department told 3 News Now that its Child Victims Squad is investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy. The death is being described by OPD as "suspicious."

In the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday, officers responded to the Creighton University CHI Health Clinic downtown after a call was made for an unresponsive child. The child was pronounced dead.

OPD is withholding details until the boy's next of kin can be notified of his death. An unidentified suspect is currently in custody.

This story is developing. 3 News Now will provide an update when more information becomes available.

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