Teen Taken into Custody in Death of 4-Year-Old Boy

Ector County - A 13-year-old boy has been taken into custody and charged related to the death of a 4-year-old last month. The teen has been charged with Injury to a Child.

The Ector County Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest9 that 4-year-old Walter Lumpkin was hit with a four wheeler and thrown to the ground back on July 13.

The child was taken to Medical Center Hospital and then transported to a hospital in Lubbock with head injuries. Lumpkin died a few days later.

Authorities say an autopsy showed the child died from blunt force trauma to the head.