By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are now calling the death of a baby on the Lower East Side a homicide.

Investigators responded to a 911 call on Baruch Place just after 4 a.m. on June 17.

They found 22-month-old Charles Rosa-Velloso facedown on a bed, unconscious and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at New York Downtown Hospital.

Police now say the child ingested a combination of cocaine laced with fentanyl. It’s unclear if he ingested the drugs accidentally or if it was fed to him.

CBSNewYork Team