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Tuesday January 7th, 2014 :: 05:38 p.m. PST

Suspect Arrested After Assaulting 2 Year-Old Toddler, Norwalk

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives have responded to Miller's Children's Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a male two year-old who is in extremely critical condition.

Detectives have learned that Norwalk Station deputies responded along with paramedics to a "Baby Not Breathing" call at 12:50 PM on Sunday, January 5, 2014 in the 11400 block of Maza Street, Norwalk. When they arrived, the victim was unresponsive and subsequently transported to a local hospital.

Further investigation resulted in the arrest of Norwalk resident, Elder Matamoros, MH/23, who is reportedly the boyfriend of the babysitter. Earlier in the day, the victim had been left by his mother to be cared for by a resident at the location. It is believed the suspect assaulted the victim by using blunt force trauma. Suspect Matamoros is currently charged with "Cruelty to a Child Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury or Death" and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website

Authored by:
Kim Manatt, Deputy
Aura Sierra-Lidman, Deputy
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