LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police investigated a child death call near W. Owens Avenue and North MLK Boulevard Monday. The call first came in to dispatchers as a body found, but Metro says, officers arrived at 1700 H Street after a man flagged them down while they were driving in the area.
According to police, the man told officers his 22-month-old child was locked inside a vehicle. The father told officers it happened when he got locked outside of the car when he accidentally locked his keys inside. However, he told officers the air conditioner was running and his child was still inside.
Metro Police broke a window to help get the child out. Metro and Paramedics tried revive the child, but the 22-month-old died at the scene. Metro said they believe the temperature played a factor in the child’s death.
Metro said the car was running when officers arrived at the scene, but there is no word on what the temperature was inside of the car. Metro says it will know more about that after an autopsy.
Metro Police said the investigation is in its early stages, so no other information was released.
According to police, Metro’s abuse and neglect team are investigating. The father is being interviewed to help Metro with the timeline and figure out what happened.
H Street was closed northbound and southbound from Weaver to Doolittle for hours.