NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The mother of a 4-year-old boy found covered in cuts and bruises inside their Brownsville, Brooklyn, apartment has been arrested in connection with his death.
Zamair Coombs was unconscious when police, responding to a 911 call about an unresponsive child at 121 Riverdale Ave., arrived at the basement apartment at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the NY Daily News, Zamair's body was in a large storage bin filled with water.
The NYPD questioned the boy's mother, Zarah Coombs, 26, and her boyfriend.
On Thursday, Zarah Coombs was arrested on charges including murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.
She was reportedly attending to another child when her boyfriend found Zamair submerged in the bin, reported the DN.
"The mother was bathing him in the bathroom and allegedly there were some loose towels in the bathroom on the floor and he slipped on the towels and hit his head on the side of the toilet and then his head hit the floor,” Michael Thomas, Zarah's Coombs' brother, told the NY Daily News.
The child was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 2 a.m.
The city medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
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In December, Jaden Jordan, 3, of Gravesend, Brooklyn, was found unconscious in his home and later died at a local hospital.
Salvatore Lucchesse, 24, the boyfriend of Jaden's mother, was charged with four counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child.