A Texarkana man has been arrested and charged in the death of his 2-month-old son, Shomari Center Jr.
According to the Texarkana Texas Police Department, 25-year-old Shomari Center was arrested at a motel in Texarkana, Arkansas as he left his room.
According to TTPD, officers were called on December 5 for a report of a baby not breathing. Officers found Center holding his son and immediately began CPR.
The child was unresponsive when he was taken to Christus St. Michael Hospital and later airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Doctors discovered that the infant suffered from hemorrhaging in the brain and multiple rib fractures on both sides of his body that were in varying states of healing, indicating that he had likely been injured on more than one occasion. The child died on December 9 and his body was sent for an autopsy in Dallas.
On April 16, detectives were notified that the medical examiner had ruled that the child’s death was a homicide. The case was then forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office with a request that it be referred to a Grand Jury.
Center was charged with murder and injury to a child. He remains in the Bi-State Jail, where his bond has not yet been set.
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