CHICAGO — Police have arrested the father of a 3-month-old baby whose death was ruled a homicide by head injury and child abuse earlier this week, a police source said Thursday.
The 19-year-old father found his baby son limp on a couch sometime after feeding him on Aug. 22 in an Auburn Gresham home, police said.
The baby's grandmother called 911 about 3:40 p.m. and performed CPR until paramedics arrived to the home in the 1100 block West 88th Street, according to cops. The baby's mother was not home at the time, police said.
Three-month-old Tayshaun Dyson was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital but later transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center at 8:16 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
An autopsy determined that Tayshaun died of a closed head injury and child abuse, the morgue said. The baby lived in the 8900 block of South Throop Street, just a few blocks from where cops were called.
The Illinois Department of Family Services said earlier this week that they were investigating Tayshaun's father for abuse. The department did not have prior contact with the family and they do not have other children, DCFS said.
Police took the father into custody on Wednesday, and charges are pending, cops said.