UPDATE (August 31, 2018 2:55 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged a man in the death of a 2-year-old boy after an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed the boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Booking photo of Shaquiel GriffinShaquiel Malquan Griffin (25) is charged with leaving a firearm where a minor could gain access, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a firearm by a person with a previous felony conviction, and involuntary manslaughter.

Police and medics responded to the 3100 block of Bero Road, 21227 around 3:07 a.m. Tuesday morning after the boy’s mother called 9-1-1. They found Tye Ryder Flint, who would have turned three next month, in cardiac arrest in a spare bedroom. Medics began life-saving procedures but the boy was pronounced deceased at St. Agnes Hospital at 3:49 a.m.

Homicide detectives determined that Griffin, who has no permanent address, was staying in the spare bedroom at the location, and concealed an unsecured loaded handgun in the room. Tye, who had gone to sleep in his mother’s room, entered the spare bedroom while everyone was sleeping, found and discharged the gun which struck him in the head. Griffin retrieved the gun and fled the location prior to police arrival.

Griffin, who also had open warrants in both Baltimore County and Baltimore City at the time of his arrest, remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing earlier today.

Original Release (August 28, 2018 5:38 p.m.): Police Investigating Death of 3 Year Old Child

On August 28, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for an injured child inside a home located in the 3100-block of Bero Road, 21227. Officers responded and found a 3-year-old male suffering from head trauma. The child was transported to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 3:49 a.m. The manner of death has yet to be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Additional details will be released as they become available. (sv)