Man arrested in fatal shooting of 2-year-old Newark boy

A man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son, who was shot in the head at a Newark apartment, authorities said.Wakir

NEWARK - A man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son, who was shot in the head at a Newark apartment, authorities said.

Wakir Bryant, 27, was arrested Friday evening on aggravated manslaughter and weapons charges in the death of Mikhy Robinson, who suffered a gunshot wound to the mouth earlier in the day, according to police and the Essex County prosecutor's office.

They called the shooting a "senseless crime."

Search under way for suspect in killing of 2-year-old

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