Sacramento Police Arrest Suspect in May 2016 Homicide of 3-Year-Old

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Marcus Shepard, 32 (Credit: Sacramento Police Department)

SACRAMENTO — A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing a 3-year-old back in May.

The Sacramento Police Department reports that Marcus Shepard, 32, was arrested in connection to the May 2, 2016 case of a 3-year-old who died after being found unconscious in a home on Lily Street. A family member and fire crews tried to resuscitate the child who was later rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. He died three days later.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office recently deemed the death a homicide. However, details surrounding the events that led to the child’s critical condition have not be revealed.