Suspect Arrested In Connection With Fatal Shooting Of 2-Year-Old Newark Boy

NEWARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) — A suspect is in custody in connection to the death of a Newark toddler.

Wakir Bryant, 27, was arrested in Newark Friday night for the shooting death of 2-year-old Mikhy Robinson. The toddler was shot in the head Friday morning. He was later pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital.

Bryant, the boy’s mother’s boyfriend, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter.

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She reportedly told police she awoke to her boyfriend holding the bleeding toddler and repeatedly saying “I’m sorry.”

“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 on Friday.

Police aren’t yet saying if the boy accidentally shot himself or if he was shot by Bryant.

Officials say Bryant has a long criminal history, including prior weapons offenses. Authorities say bail was set at $1 million.

Mikhy’s death was Newark’s 90th homicide of the year.

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  • Justice

    soon enough we are going to start hacking these sites and getting the I.P. address, location, and face of those who post comments like this. I can assure you that you will change the way you communicate.

    • LiberalsRDopes

      Go On. You are so fascinatinzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • JP

    Oh, if only had the Confederates and Axis had prevailed………………

    The US of A would be a much nicer place, even if we’d all be speaking German now with a Southern accent.

  • WOW!

    As I sit and read these comments, I can bet many of you are church attendees. You put on one face for your brothers and sisters, but sit in the privacy of your computer and let your true self come forward. I am amazed at the comments I see. Some of you would do the same to your own family members if no one was aware of your actions. Search your own soul before commenting on the actions of others. Pray for the mother and father….be sure that this child will be saved…be very sure of it.

  • God cares

    He has a heart, if he didn’t he would have left the house when it happened. Three lives lost.

  • Bullett

    Too bad his Momma never heard of the word abortion. Could have saved the world a lot of heart ache and loss, especially for a 2 year old. .

  • thor's hammer

    if there is a higher power, wakir will not be put in “protective custody.” maybe this could be a case of there being “honor among thieves” and justice will start being served early for they young honest life he stole. there is no defense for what happened to this innocent 2 yr old victim. time to bring back the best of the spanish inquisition.

  • guns kill people

    Another grand victory for the NRA!

  • ace11

    The mother was probably off buying crack some place…

    im sure this was kid 8 with like 6 dads

    Newark is some kind of war zone

    • Justice hide behind the cpu and make comments that you would not dare say in public. Be warned we will still start hacking and making I.P. addresses public for people like you.

      • LiberalsRDopes


  • sistateacher

    This is a disgrace. The comments about the mother are horrible. Majority of people in the city are law abiding citizens. Black mothers do not sit around having babies for a check and the amount they give can’t support 1 person let alone 2. It’s a tragedy a 2 y/o black child is dead. Instead of blasting the mother, pray for her and the father who lost his son.

    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      hate to tell you sister but the black race experiment of having a babies father is not working.the mother failed to protect her child by dating a criminal with a gun.may she suffer from guilt till death

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    what is going on in America they did not use his high school graduation on black homicide a better solution then Aids

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

    • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      nothing they vote for democrats

  • Spanish

    Omg he’s black. Who would have thought

    • justice

      Hope you didn’t make this ignorant comment from your home cpu.Your IP address is visible, unless you did it behind proxies; which I doubt. Save the ignorance; unless you would voice the same sentiment publicly without hiding who you are -coward!

      • twang


  • Mr Turkey

    The mother probably has about a dozen other kids (or will depending on her age), so doubt she will miss this one. And also doubt she is too shaken up either as she should be used to gunplay living in EEEWark…..Either way, I ‘m sure she will open her legs one extra time to replace the public assistance funds forfeited by this event. Nice to see my tax dollars hard at work (half goes to the crooked politicians and the other half goes to support low lives like this).

    Gobble gobble.

  • Newark Ned

    Very surprising… He looks like such a nice guy.

    • rick

      whats nice about him look at his face

      • flea

        Don’t you know sarcasm when you read it ?

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