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LASD - Norwalk Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Tuesday January 7th, 2014 :: 09:45 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. 

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