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An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday in connection with the death of a child who was found in the middle of a Texas street, police said.
Darriynn Brown is charged with kidnapping and theft, according to the Dallas Police Department, which said more charges are expected following forensic analysis. A police spokesman told NBC News that the teen, who was familiar with members of the household, took the boy from his residence.
The 4-year-old boy, who has not been identified, was found dead in the middle of the 7500 block of Saddleridge Drive before 7 a.m. CT Saturday, according to police.
Executive Assistant Chief Albert Martinez told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that investigators believed an "edged weapon" was used in the attack on the child.
When asked to elaborate on the weapon used, police could only confirm "homicidal violence as the cause of death at this time."
The FBI crime scene unit is assisting in the investigation.
Brown was booked into the Dallas County Jail Sunday, according to records. He is being held on $1,500,000 bond. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.
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