A 3-year-old boy with bruises on his face was found dead in his Bronx apartment, police said.
Messiah Allen’s stepfather called 911 when he found the child unconscious inside his Bruckner Boulevard apartment in the Sotomayor Houses in Soundview around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
He performed CPR on the boy before authorities arrived, cops said.
The toddler was rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police were speaking to the boy’s stepfather and mother — who was at work at the time — about the incident, but no one was in custody Friday morning.
His stepfather claimed that the boy was injured about a week ago when he fell out of his stroller, police sources said.
The city medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.