Man arrested in death of 2-year-old

WASHINGTON — An Annandale, Virginia, man has been charged with the death of a 2-year-old girl in Arlington after leaving her in the backseat of a car.

Arlington County Police says that 32 year-old Daiquan Fields was supposed to drop off the girl and two of her siblings at two separate places Wednesday morning. After he dropped off the older children, he returned to their home in Fairfax County, not realizing the toddler was still in the car.

Fields got back in the car later to pick up the child’s mother, and when he arrived at the 1100 block of S. Hayes Street, he realized the girl was still in her car seat. When she was unresponsive, Fields immediately called 911.

Fields, who is an acquaintance of the child’s mother, has been charged with felony child neglect and involuntary manslaughter.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective N. Brooks of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4169 or Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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