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PD: Phoenix dad arrested after shaking 4-month-old baby

Posted at 12:04 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 14:04:12-05

PHOENIX — A Phoenix father was arrested after doctors found out he shook his infant son on two different occasions.

According to police documents, officers were called to a home in Phoenix on Monday afternoon where a child was reportedly not breathing.

The father, 24-year-old Andrew Pittman, met officers and told them he gave his 4-month-old son a bottle and put him down to sleep in his crib. Five minutes later, he said he found the child not breathing.

The baby was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital where medical professionals noted a subdural hemorrhage and complications from trauma.

Evidence of an older subdural hemorrhage were also found.

Police interviewed Pittman who admitted to shaking the baby while he was crying at nap time. He said he also shook the child in December.

He was booked into jail on two counts of child abuse.