Broomfield police arrest suspected killer of 4-year-old boy

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- A man suspected of killing a 4-year-old boy Thursday morning has been arrested by the Broomfield Police Department. The boy's body was found inside a home near West 136th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard.

A massive amount of trauma was found on the boy's body, according to police. Officers were called to the home about 9:30 a.m.

Neighbors said police are familiar with the home, saying officers are routinely called to the residence for various reasons. The neighbors also said two older people live in the home with a couple young adults and children.

Police said Emanuel Joseph Doll, 25, has been jailed for the crime. He faces a criminal complaint of felony murder.

"The initial officer on scene was able to make a very quick determination as to who to detain and that same person had been taken into custody," Broomfield police Sgt. Rick Kempsell said.

Officers said the suspect is related to the boy but did not say how. Police have not said how the child was killed.

"[Police] were arresting a younger male out in front of the house and weren't friendly to him, that's for sure, so we knew something bad had probably happened," neighbor Jim Egli said.

Police have not said if Doll has confessed or indicated why he committed the crime of which he's accused.

"It really takes a toll on you and your heart," neighbor David Paltz said. "It's really depressing to hear something like that happen especially so close."

An autopsy will be performed to determine the boy's cause of death.

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