Once at the scene, police found the toddler still unresponsive, but with a pulse, officials said.
The child, later identified as Jacob Flowers, was taken to a local hospital. Around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2022, police were notified that the boy had passed away, WXMI reported.
Because of the nature of the injuries, investigators said the death was being considered suspicious. They added all parties involved were cooperating with investigators.
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Officers said Sullivan and his girlfriend, who was not named, were babysitting the child in their apartment at the time Flowers was injured, WXMI reported.
On March 22, investigators received the autopsy report for Flowers, which determined the cause of death to be homicide, officials said.
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At that point, authorities issued a warrant for Sullivan’s arrest on the two charges.
He was arrested and booked into the Kalamazoo County Jail without bond pending his arraignment, police said.
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