Dallas police are investigating the grisly murder of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead on the street early Saturday morning.
According to CNN, the Dallas police Executive Assistant Chief Albert Martinez described the heinous crime by stating, “A child was murdered through a violent act. We believe an edged weapon was used.”
Martinez explained that police were called around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday about a child’s body in the southwest Dallas neighborhood of The Woods.
Investigators believe the child is from the surrounding neighborhood where he was found.
“Even us as police officers, we are shocked. We’re very angry about what has happened to the small child,” Martinez said.
By Saturday night, police revealed that a man had been arrested in connection with the case, but cops have not identified the suspect pending his Dallas County jail booking.
Chief Martinez said several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, have been assisting with the investigation.
“We will pursue justice, whoever did this, and bring some sort of closure — not only to his family, but to our community,” Chief Martinez added.