5-year-old killed in Parma; father arrested in connection

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In a statement, Parma police confirmed the homicide death of a 5-year-old boy Thursday afternoon.

Limited details were released, but police say the incident occurred on the 4700 block of Russell Avenue.

The victim’s 31-year-old father was arrested in connection to the child’s death.

Parma police say their detective bureau and crime scene unit are on scene and the case remains under investigation.