Milwaukee-Police are searching for a man who is wanted in connection with the death of a 6-month-old baby.
Investigators allege Devante Marquise Randall, 26, caused the child’s death.
On Monday, officers responded to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for a child abuse complaint.
The child, whose name has not been released, was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit and was unresponsive. Doctors determined the bay had bleeding on the brain and a skull fracture.
The child’s mother told police she left her two children with her boyfriend, Randall, on Monday when she went to work.
Randall texted the child’s mother to say there was a shooting and he dropped one of the children as he ran from the scene.
Later in the day, Randall ran into his girlfriend’s workplace and said the younger child was not breathing.
As they drove to the hospital, she asked him what happened and he told her there was a shooting and he fell while carrying the children running from the scene.
The child’s mother told police that Randall dropped her and the baby off at the hospital and told her he would come in after parking the car, but he never did.
Police said the child had multiple bruises and was placed on a ventilator. The child’s injuries were consistent with being violently shaken, slammed, or thrown. The child’s injuries were so severe that it was determined he would not likely survive.
Officers said he was determined to be brain dead and was taken off life support shortly after midnight Thursday morning, when he was pronounced dead. The victim's older brother was found to have tibia fractures in both legs, which required two casts, and multiple bruises, police said.
Randall was charged with first-degree reckless homicide, neglecting a child resulting in death, intentional child abuse and child neglect. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Randall was described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on Randall's whereabouts was asked to call Milwaukee police immediately.
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