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BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Birmingham Police Department is investigating the death of a 4 year-old boy.

According to Lt. Sean Edwards, Antonio Smith was taken Children’s of Alabama Hospital around 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 22.  Edwards said the child was hospitalized after an incident that happened in the 800 block of 30th Street South.

When police officers arrived, they noticed bruising to the child’s shoulder areas and left side. The medical staff later confirmed that the victim’s brain was swelling and bleeding.

The boy was placed in the Intensive Care Unit. Monday the coroner's office notified police that Smith was pronounced dead by the medical staff. 

While detectives have not released any information on how the boy was injured, they are treating this case as a homicide. So, far no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the Birmingham Police Department Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764, or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

Be sure to stay with Alabama’s 13 News and alabamas13.com for the very latest on this developing story.

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