A 2-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in Rocky Hill in Hartford County, Connecticut by a family member. Following an examination by the doctors, the father of the child was arrested as authorities believed he was responsible for burning his own son.
The family member originally claimed to staffers at Hartford Hospital that the severe burns of the child were due to an electrical fire at their home in Cold Springs at the Century Hills Apartment complex. The supposed incident was not reported to officials, but it was believed that the incident happened in the early morning hours on Saturday, NBC News reported. The child is said to be in serious condition.
As per further investigation, however, police learned that the reason why the fire was never reported to the either their department or the fire department was because that was not the case. The stories did not match up and the person who had the last contact with the child was interviewed resulting in police believing something else happened. That person is a friend of the child's mother, Fox 61 reported.
Police did not say what the witnessed told them but qualified in a statement that the mother's friend led them to investigate further. How the child was burned or what the father did to the child was also not revealed by police.
After the interviews, police arrested the father named Michael Shamel Davis, 27-years-old. He was charged with risk of injury to a minor, interfering with police, tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment, and arson. He is now being held on a $100,000 bond and will appear in court soon.
The incident is still under further investigation by the criminal investigation unit, the fire marshal's office, and the Department of Children and Families. Anyone who could help in providing police with information is urged to call Rocky Hill Police Department at 860-258-7640.
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