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Man arrested in Phoenix suspected abuse death of boy, 2

Posted at 1:19 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 15:28:11-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested in the suspected abuse death of a 2-year-old boy who suffered severe injuries and trauma.

Officers say 36-year-old Rickey Lockwood was arrested Monday in the death. Lockwood's relationship with the boy identified as Eli Steel was unclear.

Authorities arriving at a Phoenix home found the child was not breathing and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The county Medical Examiner's office will determine the boy's cause of death. Lockwood was being held Tuesday without bond.

Online records do not list an attorney who can speak on his behalf.