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Brighton baby in critical condition; mother’s boyfriend in custody

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A 1-year-old Brighton boy is in critical condition at Detroit Children’s Hospital after an incident in which police say the boy was pushed to the floor, striking his head, and “shaken feverishly” on Monday, July 15, according to reports.

ClickonDetroit.com reports that Brighton police were called Tuesday, July 16, by Child Protective Services to investigate the possible child abuse case.

Police say the boy was at a Brighton Cove apartment with his mother and her live-in boyfriend when the incident occurred. The child was reportedly pushed onto the floor three times, causing him to hit his head. He was then “shaken feverishly” by his mother’s boyfriend, and has suffered injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

The child was first taken to St. Joseph’s Woodland and then transferred to Detroit Children’s Hospital on a ventilator. He is in critical condition and is suffering from seizures.

The mother’s boyfriend, who is reported to have cooperated with police, is in custody at the Livingston County Jail. The mother is pregnant with the boyfriend’s child.

Police are continuing to investigate.

He has injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, medical officials said. He is suffering from seizures and is in critical condition, officials said.

The mother’s boyfriend cooperated with police and was taken into custody, police said. He is being held at the Livingston County Jail pending arraignment.

Police said the child’s mother is pregnant with the boyfriend’s child. She was in the room when the alleged incident happened, but no formal charges have been filed against her at this time, according to authorities.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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