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Police: Alcohol may have had role in Detroit boy's death

Posted at 1:24 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 11:50:40-04

Police are investigating whether alcohol had a role in the death of an 8-year-old Detroit boy.

Authorities say the boy was in cardiac arrest when medics arrived at this home Wednesday night. Police spokesman Dan Donakowski tells The Detroit News that relatives indicated the boy may have consumed an alcoholic drink made by a family friend.

An autopsy will be performed.