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LVMPD: Father arrested in the beating death of his 3-year-old son

Brandon Nicholson (LVMPD/KSNV)

A father is behind bars in connection with the beating death of his own 3-year-old son.

Officers were called about 2:10 p.m. to an apartment in the 4600 block of Vegas Drive near Decatur Boulevard to investigate an incident where a child possibly drowned in a bathtub.

Around 3:10 p.m. the child was pronounced deceased at UMC.

Investigators say the 3-year-old boy who died had outward signs of trauma and bruising in multiple places on his body.

Metro’s Abuse & Neglect Detail was called in to assist the investigation.

At 10:20 p.m. LMVPD says, the son's father, Brandon Nicholson was arrested in the beating death of his own 3-year-old son.

Neighbors say the father and his son were new to the complex, but they never saw anything out of the ordinary.

“He moved in about a week and a half ago. He seemed like a really nice guy. I’ve never seen any signs of abuse towards his child," said Mike Klunzinger.

Nicholson has been charged with Open Murder by Child Abuse, Child Abuse, and Substantial Bodily Harm.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also would like to remind everyone about the about the importance of proper disciplinary behavior. If you are a parent and you feel like you are overwhelmed, step back, relax and allow some time to pass so you can respond appropriately to the situation.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Abuse and Neglect Section by phone at 702-828-3364. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555

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