8-year-old boy dies after being crushed by a TV, two detained

Christian Dozier was found unresponsive with head injuries.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An 8-year-old boy has died Friday morning after he was found unresponsive in his home, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed.

JSO said the boy, identified as Christian Deron Dozier, was found unresponsive after a 50 lb. to 75 lb. television fell on him in his home in Ortega Farms. Police said he was taken to Shands Hospital, but was pronounced dead when he arrived.

JSO said the television was an older model sitting on top of an entertainment system made out of PVC pipes.

Police have detained two people at the home. One of the detainees has an active arrest warrant, police said.

This is the TV & plastic stand in Christian Dozier's room. His mother says it fell on top of him around 4am Friday.. https://t.co/ZH9gLNGEr6 pic.twitter.com/ZjuL4nA3wQ

— Shelby Danielsen (@NewsShelbyApril 22, 2017

JSO and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) are conducting two separate investigations. As of late Friday, First Coast News was told that three children were escorted out of the home of the incident with case workers carrying their belongings.

DCF officials released a statement:

We are absolutely devastated for this family and our hearts go out to all those who cared for this child. The department has opened a child protective investigation regarding this terrible tragedy and we will assist law enforcement in any way appropriate. 

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