Toddler dies after suffering severe injuries, Indianapolis man arrested

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 18, 2015) – A toddler died Saturday night, several days after he was allegedly beaten by an Indianapolis man.

According to IMPD, Cameron Parks, 2, was taken to Riley Hospital Wednesday with internal injuries and was unconscious.

"I'm stunned. I really cannot think. You know, you have got to be kidding me is my first thought," says neighbor Jane Walker.

Officers were called to the hospital by the Department of Child Services in regards to a possible child abuse case.

Officers interviewed Diquan Williams, 21, and they arrested him around 12:30 a.m. Thursday on preliminary charges of aggravated battery and battery.

IMPD told CBS4 News Sunday morning that Parks died overnight.

CBS4 News knocked on the door where police say the incident happened. No one inside wanted to talk.

Neighbors say they never heard screaming coming from the home and did not recognize Diquan Williams.

Residents who live nearby the scene are sickened to hear that this was happening right across the street and wish they would have been able to step in and save the toddlers life.

"I think that it is really sad that a 2 year-old boy gets murdered like that; he did not even have a chance to live," says a neighbor.

Detectives will now screen the case with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for enhancement of formal charges. Screening is set for this Monday with the MCPO to up-file charges against Williams.

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