SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have arrested the father of a 3-month-old baby for assault.
Officials said the baby — a boy — is on life support and is not expected to recover.READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run
Santa Ana Police Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of W. Stevens Friday around 8:45 p.m. following a report of a baby not breathing.
Officer and Orange County Fire Authority personnel performed CPR on the child and transported the infant to Children’s Hospital of Orange County in critical condition.READ MORE: Man in Riverside Barricades Himself Against Police After Shooting His Wife
CHOC medical staff alerted authorities about signs of trauma on the boy’s body.
The infant’s father Jordan Mendez, 20, was interviewed by detectives and subsequently arrested.MORE NEWS: Couple Reunited With Lost GoPro Camera After Four Years, Thanks To TikTok Users
Mendez, a Santa Ana resident, was booked at the Santa Ana Jail and charged with great bodily injury/death. His bail is set at $1 million,