Metro Homicide investigating after infant received critical injuries

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The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating an incident in which a 7-month-old infant was critically injured.

The investigation is taking place at a home in the area of McKinley Highway and Ash Road.

The child was brought to the hospital on the morning of Saturday, June 24. Doctors then contacted the St. Joseph County Police Department.

The infant suffered life-threatening injuries that were considered “suspicious” according to Metro Homicide investigators.

The infant was transferred to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment.

As of Saturday evening, there was no word of any arrests.

Metro Homicide released the following statement regarding the investigation on Saturday:

Early this morning, the St Joseph County Police Department was contacted by representatives at an area hospital reference to suspicious injuries to a seven month old infant.  The injuries were determined to be life threatening and the infant has since been transported to a hospital in Indianapolis.

The St. Joseph County Special Victim Unit and Metro Homicide Unit were activated, and are handling the investigation.  

At this time, it appears that the injuries occurred in the 10000 block of McKinley Hwy., where the infant was residing.  Investigators have spoken with several persons regarding the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by the infant.  At this time no charges or arrests have been made.  This is an on-going investigation.   Further information will be released as it becomes available. 

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