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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Child Death Investigation NR21183ti

UPDATE
July 15, 2021

On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, investigators from Juvenile Division, Abused Child Section, booked 23-year-old, Shane Zachary Flowers for the death of an 18-month-old child. Flowers was detained by Torrance Police Department prior to being booked by the Los Angeles Police Department, for 273A(A) PC (Child Abuse Resulting in Death). His booking number is 6214724 and his bail is set at $100,000.



Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division, Abused Child Section are investigating the death of a child.

On July 13, 2021, at around 12 p.m., investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division, Abused Child Section were notified by medical staff of a child death. The decedent, 18-month-old male, had been transported by Los Angeles City Fire Department from the 5600 block of S. Western Avenue, in medical distress, and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

An investigator with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office responded with Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Section. The cause of death is pending.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Abused Child Section, Juvenile Division at 213-486-0530, from 7 a.m., to 5 p.m. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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