HOUSTON - A relative of a 3-year-old boy has been arrested after the toddler taken to a hospital with serious injuries, authorities say.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the 3-year-old boy was taken to Kindred Hospital in northwest Houston on Thursday with severe injuries. Melvin Omar Morales-Gomez has been arrested in connection to the case.
A helicopter then took the boy to the Texas Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez wrote on Twitter, “This appears to be a horrific, heartbreaking case of abuse, neglect of an innocent, defenseless child….”
According to Sheriff Gonzalez, the boy’s uncle Melvin Omar Morales-Gomez has been arrested and charged with injury to a child.
The sheriff’s office continues to investigate.