3-year-old boy dies after furniture falls on him in Little Village, CPD says

Incident deemed accidental

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are investigating after a piece of furniture fell on a 3-year-old boy, and he later died.

CPD said officers responded just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to an injured 3-year-old in the 2800-block of South Pulaski Road, in the city's Little Village neighborhood.

He later died, police said.

Some investigation determined a piece of furniture had fallen on him, according to CPD.

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The incident has been classified as a death investigation, and Area Four detectives are investigating.

The boy who died was identified as Johan Garcia. He lived in the same block where the incident occurred.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office determined he became trapped under a dresser, and ruled the incident an accident.

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