5-month-old’s death ruled a homicide

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old boy that has been ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s office.

"I feel so bad because they take care of those kids well,” a neighbor said.

Inside an apartment on Lyrewood Lane on July 15th when 5-month-old Zaaric Davis’ parents were putting him down for a nap, something terrible happened.

"It came out as a trouble unknown,” MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.

According to the police report, Zaaric’s parents told them he wasn’t breathing.

“When officers arrived they found paramedics administering CPR to the little boy,” Knight said.

According to the officer who tried to help the baby, the fire department took over trying to get little Zaaric breathing again before he was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to the hospital.

He passed away a day later.

"Officers made a report at the time. It was unclear what caused the child to stop breathing and then to die the next day,” Knight said.

A few days later, the Medical Examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide.

At this point, no arrests have been made.

We reached out to the boy’s parents by phone and stopped by their apartment but no one answered.

Neighbors tell us they don’t believe the parents could have been involved in whatever caused their son’s death.

"They're real good people. I know that they would not hurt one of their babies, there's no way,” Jackie Haneberg said.

It’s hard to believe for neighbors and a hard case to investigate for officers.

"Any time you're dealing with the death of an innocent or helpless person it’s bad enough but when you're talking about a very small child, a baby, that often times will shock the conscious,” Knight said.

At this time we don’t have any information about who may be a potential suspect.

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