Father arrested, suspected of burning toddler who was taken to hospital with severe burns
Fourth Estate Staff
Hartford County, CT, United States (4E) – A two-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in Rocky Hill in Hartford County, Connecticut by a family member and it is believed that the child’s father was responsible for the injuries of the toddler.
The family member claimed at the Hartford Hospital that the severe burns of the child were due to electrical fire at a home in Cold Springs at the Century Hills Apartment complex. The supposed incident was not reported to officials but authorities said it happened in the early morning hours on Saturday. The child is said to be in serious condition.
As per further investigation, they found out that the reason why the fire was never reported to the police 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.
Police did not say what the last person they interviewed told them but said that the statement of that person 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 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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