Dallas police arrest suspect after 4-year-old found dead on street

A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a 4-year-old boy whose body was found lying on a neighborhood street in Dallas, authorities said Sunday.

Darriynn Brown, 18, has been charged with kidnapping and theft, the Dallas Police Department said in a statement. Investigators anticipate more charges when results from forensics return, the statement added.

Police received a call that there was a child dead on a neighborhood street at about 6:50 a.m. Saturday.

Police spokesman Albert Martinez told the Dallas Morning News that the boy died in a violent manner with an “edged weapon.” The child’s name hasn’t been released but Martinez said authorities believe he lived in the southwest Dallas neighborhood where he was found.

“We are shocked, we are very angry about what has happened to this small child,” Martinez told the paper.