Police took a Sheepshead Bay woman into custody on Tuesday after her 2-year-old son died from an apparent beating last week.
The 19-year-old mother has not been identified, but lived on Bragg Street near Avenue V, according to the Daily News.
Her son was rushed to Coney Island Hospital last week, while vomiting and struggling to breathe, the paper reports. Doctors believed the boy had fractured ribs and began preparing for emergency surgery. He died of internal injuries before they could operate.
The hospital notified the city authorities, and police took the mother into custody after the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, the paper reports. Charges are pending.