Topeka man arrested in connection with 13-month-old child’s death

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A Topeka man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 13-month-old child.

On Monday, Topeka police officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of SW Glendale with regard to a medical request for assistance to a 13-month-old child who was choking.

First responders located a child at the residence in medical distress. The child was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical care. The child was later transported via medical helicopter to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for emergency surgical procedures.The child passed away Thursday due to the injuries sustained.

Michael John Guerrero, 26, of Topeka, was arrested on Wednesday and was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections. Guerrero has been charged with first degree murder, abuse of a child and aggravated endangering a child.

The identity of the child will not be released until the family is notified.

This is a developing story; KSNT News will have updates as additional information becomes available.

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