An Oakland Park man has been charged with child abuse after he allegedly shook a crying infant until the boy stopped breathing.
Paul Garry Day, 38, was arrested Tuesday by the Broward Sheriff's Office after he called 911 to report that the 5-month-old boy was not breathing, according to his arrest report.
Here is what happened, according to the report filed by BSO Deputy Michael A. Vadnal:
On June 11, Day was watching over the infant and became frustrated when the child would not stop crying. He then began to ''violently shake'' the child, whose relationship to Day has not been released by BSO.
Day then noticed the infant had stopped breathing and called 911.
The child was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and then to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. His condition was not available Thursday morning.
Day has been charged with aggravated child abuse in the incident.
During their investigation, Child Protection Team investigators also found fractures in the infant's legs.
According to the arrest report, Day told investigators the infant had fallen from his hands about a week earlier. When he picked up the boy by his legs he heard a noise, but did not tell his wife or seek medical attention for the child, the report states.
Day is being held at Broward's main jail on 13,500 bond.