Police Issue Arrest Warrant In Fatal Shooting Of 2-Year-Old Newark Boy

NEWARK (CBSNewYork) – A 2-year-old boy was shot dead in Newark Friday morning and authorities are now looking for the boyfriend of the child’s mother. Friday night, authorities issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Wakir Bryant, who is wanted in the toddler’s killing.

The incident took place shortly before 10 a.m. at 57 St. James Place. Officials said Mikhy Robinson was shot in the head and pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital at approximately 10:14 a.m.

The little boy’s mother reportedly woke up to her boyfriend holding the child, saying “I’m so sorry.”   And there is evidence someone tried to clean blood from the scene, CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported.

Neighbors visited the child’s mother Friday with candles and condolences.

“When I say energy, he got energy,” landlord Brendan Smith told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey.

“He was just smart,” said neighbor Keisha Donalds.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan Reports From Newark

“I am saddened by this tragic and senseless loss of life and extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the infant,” Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said in a statement.

Family consoled each other in the streets after the child was rushed to the hospital.

“It was crazy. All they said was his mouth was gone, was gone,” said neighbor Denise Ashton.

“I just knew the mother and the son from around the neighborhood.  I was shocked and sad.  I was heartbroken,” one neighbor told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan.

Officials said they do not know whether the shooting was accidental or intentional.  Authorities said the child’s mother was being questioned.

Neighbors say they heard a loud argument and could also smell gunpowder in the air after the shooting.

Marjay Vanceah, a neighbor, told Schneider she frequently saw the boy and his mother around the neighborhood.

The investigation is active and ongoing.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office 1-877-TIPS-7432 or 1-877-847-7432.

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  1. Mrs C says:

    I send my condolences to the family of this young child who had no sin. God needed this angel. To the person who committed this tragedy I will pray for you and whatever reason it may have been (accidental or intentional). Turn yourself in and pray to your superior being for forgiveness. I live here and work for the system and I see this and deal with these incident everyday. It’s sad and senseless. When are we able to get these guns and thuds off Newark streets. It’s starting to get real tired now. May God bless us all in this upcoming year. To many tragedies are occuring in Newark and something needs to be done immediately. We as officer are trying our best but we also nedd the citizen to help us as well.

  2. West Coast says:

    Animals………….

    What’s the world coming too?

    Tell 50 people about my blog……

    http://www.sacramento-blog-uncut.blogspot.com

  3. thor's hammer says:

    hey wakir, listen to that clock ticking in your head. your time in the world of decent people is winding down, just like 2011. you standing over a 2 yr old who has been shot saying i’m sorry. that just doesn’t work. here’s hoping the “posse” of good people everywhere is dropping the dime on you now. you might want to hope the police get you first, so “protective custody” accommodation” might be on the table. be afraid, be afraid. so many tears shed for the little ones who never get to live their lives. rest in peace mikhy. justice for mikhy.

  4. ALLIN says:

    This is life in Newark, NJ. Does this surprise anyone?

  5. Charles F Bolden, Jr says:

    Post pictures of Charles F. Bolden, Jr. everywhere. He was appointed by Obama himself to be the new NASA Administrator. Thse kids should be looking up to Mr. Bolden, as a shining exemplar.

    1. 1st Black Astronaut says:

      Bless my soul…a Black Astronaut. You know if he be a Baptist? I got to tell my friends at Church about him. I am so proud.

  6. Mars is starting to look good says:

    Maybe we should start migrating to Mars, ya think? There are NO guns, NO drugs, NO diseases, NO RENT, NO BILLS, NO CRIME.

  7. BR says:

    Why does CBS tolerate such ignorance and racist hatred in their comment section?

    CBS, it would be better if you just shut off your comment section. Your site is becoming a place where the most ignorant racists come and post filth. You give them a soapbox. Why?

    Do you think anything is served by empowering this human drek and giving them a place for their low wattage thoughts to be broadcast? All I know is you suffer by association CBS.

    CBS: just turn off your comment section. I’m sure the poor intern you task with policing this racist filth would have a better life too.

    CBS: the comments under your stories are always a shameful car wreck, and it reflects very poorly on your corporate brand. Just turn this filth off. You give a soapbox to ignorant racism, it makes CBS look badly, and it makes any normal human’s eyes bleed just to see this junk.

    Turn off your comment section, just shut it down. Shame on you CBS for allowing and empowering this ignorance.

    1. KS says:

      Thanks BR. That report comment button is absolutely worthless. There’s a difference between freedom of speech,freedom of screech and the rantings of idiots NOT missed by their villages. Edward R. Murrow must be rolling in his grave.

    2. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX says:

      SHUT UP LIBERAL THE REVOLUTION IS BREWING

  8. rodelu says:

    I cannot believe the amount of hatred you guys are displaying. This is so crazy, you are using the death of an innocent to feed your hate, and lack of tolerance. You should be ashamed of your self. You are a waste of space. May God have mercy on you.

  9. CORDOVAD53 says:

    WOW RICARDO YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF TO SAY SOMETHING SO IGNORANT AND STUPID LIKE THAT. A INNOCENT LITTLE ANGEL DID DIE FOR NO REASON. YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND GET SOME EDUCATION AND GO TO CHURCH AND ASK FORGIVENESS BECAUSE WITH THAT IGNORANT ATTITUDE OF YOURS YOU HAVE A ONE WAY TICKET STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!!! SHAME ON YOU!!! MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOU!!

  10. Get over it? says:

    Ricardo, I’d like to invite you to go straight to Hell. The ghetto is a train wreck, but in this moment, that boy is innocent.

  11. revolution says:

    couldn’t put it any better, that could be part of the revolution

  12. revolution says:

    that would be chinese, How would you like to be called north american and be associated with those wetbacks south of the border? As far as this story the animal mother has to be sterilizes a.s.a.p. and the animal boyfriind needs to be killed a.s.a.p.

  13. Norman Briskman says:

    Ignorance is NOT bliss.

  14. Norman Briskman says:

    Ignorance is NOT bliss

  15. Raymond Leslie says:

    This guy needs anger management.

  16. VoteSharpton says:

    If white man hadn’t discovered gunpowder, this wouldn’t of happnd.

    1. Frank says:

      Or if white man hadn’t discovered the black man some 400 years ago.

      1. patrick says:

        both of you are wrong. asians introduced gunpowder and white did not discover blacks

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