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Monday, March 26, 2018 8:40 pm

Arrest made in child's death

Ron Shawgo | The Journal Gazette

Police have made an arrest in the death of a 5-year-old boy who was rushed to a hospital March 8.

Danial Tyrell Pope, 28, was charged with murder in the death of Benjamyn Otto McKinney Frederick, according to a statement by Fort Wayne police. Pope was arrested about 4:10 p.m. Monday at a home in the 5500 block of Litchfield Road. No other information was released Monday night.

Police were called about 12:30 p.m. to the 1200 block of Gay Street March 8 where a 5-year-old child was taken from the home.

Benjamyn died from neck compression and blunt force trauma, according to the Allen County coroner's report.

rshawgo@jg.net