INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – The Indianapolis Metro Police Department has arrested a man in connection to the death of an infant.
On Dec. 20, 2019, officers were dispatched to the 4900 block of Rockville Road in response to 911 calls stating that a child had stopped breathing.
When officers arrived, they found a 28-day-old male infant unresponsive.
The infant was taken to an area hospital where he died on Dec. 23 as a result of the trauma. That day, the Marion County Coroner’s Office ruled the case a homicide.
Detectives have since arrested 24-year-old Michael Gaunt, who is the child’s father.
He was initially arrested for Battery Resulting in Serious Injury to a person under the age of 14.
Gaunt was booked into The Marion County Jail.
This is an active ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).