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Death of Queens boy, 3, deemed a homicide nearly 6 months later: police

Posted at 8:47 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 12:05:38-04

RICHMOND HILL, Queens — Police are now investigating the 2016 death of a 3-year-old boy, who remained hospitalized for months with bruising and trauma, as a homicide, the NYPD said Friday.

Romeo Lewis, 3, of Richmond Hill, died on Dec. 22, according to police.

The child was first hospitalized on July 28 with visible bruising and trauma about his body, police said.

Officers were contacted that day, around 8 p.m., about possible child abuse.

Family members initially brought the boy to a Queens hospital, before he was transported to one in Long Island, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in the case.

The medical examiner classified Lewis’ death as a homicide, police say.

Lewis was in the custody of his grandmother and step-grandfather when he was injured, according to police. His brother and sister were also home at the time.

Police have not said who initially called 911.