The Merced Police responded to Rockin’ Jump for a 10-year found unconscious on April 13th, according to police.
According to police, witnesses reported seeing Duran playing basketball inside the establishment when he and another child got into a brief physical altercation. As a result, Duran collapsed and the other juvenile fled on foot. Duran was transported to a regional trauma center but unfortunately did not survive.
The incident was captured on the establishment’s security video. Detectives reviewed the video surveillance and obtained statements from 35 people including staff, parents, and children who were at the scene when the incident occurred. Additionally, detectives identified the other youth involved in the altercation and have been in contact with the parents throughout this investigation.
Detectives continue to work with medical staff and the Merced County Coroner’s Office who are performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The Merced Police Department is reviewing this incident with the Merced County District Attorney to determine if charges will be filed.