Fort Wayne man faces charges in 2-year-old’s death

Vanryn (Courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department)

Vanryn (Courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department)

Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 2- year-old boy Wednesday.

Mitchell Vanryn, 27, has been arrested on preliminary charges of Level 1 felony aggravated battery and Level 2 felony domestic battery, according to police spokesman Michael Joyner.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the boy as Malakai Michael Garrett of Fort Wayne. How the boy died and the circumstances surrounding his death are pending. The boy was taken by family members to Fire Station No. 13, 6727 N. Clinton St., at around 4:42 p.m. Wednesday, according to Joyner.

“The child was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition but was pronounced deceased sometime later,” according to a statement from Joyner.

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