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.

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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.”

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“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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