Everett Police say a 5-week old baby girl is in Children’s Hospital and her father is in the Snohomish County Jail after her reportedly shook the baby after it wouldn’t stop crying. Here’s the release from Aaron Snell at Everett P.D.
The Everett Police Department arrested an 18-year-old man just before 5:00 p.m. on May 22, based on probable cause for assault of a child after he admitted to shaking and squeezing his 5-week-old daughter when she wouldn’t stop crying. The man was booked into Snohomish County Jail for assault of a child.
The investigation began on May 16, when Everett Police detectives responded to Seattle Children’s Hospital on a report of a possible assault of a child. Detectives learned the father, an 18-year-old Everett man, called 911 from his home in the 2500 block of Maple Avenue, when his daughter was having difficulty breathing and became lethargic. The daughter was transported to Providence Medical Center – Colby Campus in Everett but was moved to Seattle Children’s Hospital and was listed in serious condition.
During the investigation, the father told detectives his daughter was injured when she pushed herself up into his chin. He later admitted to vigorously shaking his daughter when she was fussy and wouldn’t stop crying.
The daughter remains hospitalized.
The case remains under investigation.