MARION – Marion Police department have made two arrests in Sundays tragic death of a 3-year-old boy.
At 12:48 a.m. on July 5, 2020, members of the Marion Police Department and the Marion City Fire Department responded to 879 Bennett Street for a report of a 3-year-old not breathing. Officers arrived on scene and began giving CPR to the child until they were relieved by squad members from the Fire Department.
Three-year old Kashon Cochran was transported to Marion General Hospital where he passed away shortly after.
An investigation by the Marion Police Department, Marion County Children’s Services, the Marion County Coroner’s Office and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has resulted in the July 7th arrest of Shaquille Cochran (Age 27) and Angel Morgan (Age 23) in connection with the death of Kashon Cochran. Shaquille Cochran is the father of the child and Angel Morgan is the girlfriend of Shaquille Cochran.
Both arrestees were taken to the Multi-County Correctional Center and formal charges will be forth coming from the Prosecutor’s Office. This investigation is ongoing and if anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are urged to call 740-387-2222 extension 5.
“The tragic death of Kashon breaks the heart of everyone involved in this investigation and the Marion Police Department will work as hard as possible to ensure that justice is served in this case” said Major Jay McDonald of the Marion Police Department.