WVC Police: 4-month-old girl critically injured while in 16-year-old boy’s care

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, May 9, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 16-year-old boy is in custody after a 4-month-old baby girl was critically injured while in his care in West Valley City Tuesday evening.

West Valley City Police Lt. Steve Burke told Gephardt Daily police responded to a report of a baby who was unresponsive at the Shadowbrook Apartments, at 3852 S. 1845 West, at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Officers found the infant in full arrest and performed CPR, Burke said.

The baby was transported to an area hospital, then airlifted to Primary Children’s Hospital, in “very critical condition,” Burke said.

Doctors determined the incident was a possible case of child abuse, and detectives then interviewed the individuals that may have been around the baby that evening.

Detectives determined that the infant was being watched by a teen at the time when police responded, Burke said. Officials then interviewed the boy, and he was subsequently booked into a juvenile detention center for investigation of felony child abuse.

Neither the teen or the baby have been named due to their juvenile status, Burke said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the family with medical expenses.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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