By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a infant Sunday afternoon.
According to reports, the one-year-old baby boy, who police sources identified as Jatalius Fisher was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital around noon by his mother.
He was unresponsive and pronounced dead on arrival.
Superintendent Stephen Dean said it is to early to tell if charges will be brought against the parents or anyone in this case.
“An autopsy has to be performed to determine the exact cause of death,” he said.
“It’s difficult to say what happened. The autopsy will determine which direction this case goes in. The parents were interviewed, which is customary after a situation like this, but they are not in custody.”
Sources close to the investigation say the infant reportedly had lesions in the mouth and covering his feet.
Active investigations are continuing in the matter.
In other crime news, police say they still have no leads into the shooting of a police officer over the weekend.
According to police the officer was visiting a relative in the Woods Alley area off Wulff Road around 10.35pm Saturday, when he was approached by a masked gunman.
The suspect shot the officer repeatedly before fleeing the area on foot.
The victim was taken to hospital where he is listed in serious, but stable condition.
Officer in Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Superintendent Paul Rolle, said police have no leads or suspects in this matter.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.