Man arrested for causing baby's death

NORTH LAS VEGAS - North Las Vegas Police have arrested a man for allegedly causing the death of a child.  Stephen Gayles, 26, was arrested after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to North Las Vegas police, on Dec. 04, 2016, at about 6:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Appaloosa Hills, in response to a call of a small child who wasn't breathing. 

After paramedics arrived at the scene, they transported a 10-month-old baby to UMC Pediatrics for treatment, but the child died.  Further investigation indicated that the child, whose identity hasn't been released, was being cared for by the Gayles when he stopped breathing.

On Wednesday, May 03, 2017, Gayles was arrested in the 5400 block of South Durango Drive.  Gayles was booked into Las Vegas City Jail on his warrant for murder and two counts of child abuse. 

The Coroner's Office will release the identity of the baby boy at a later date, along with the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with additional information, in this case, is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.


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