Police investigating brain injuries of 4-month-old Wichita baby

Authorities are investigating a case where a 4-month-old was found to have brain bleeding consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

The Wichita baby was in serious condition Sunday night, police Lt. Jeff Weible said today.

The child arrived at a hospital Sunday morning, Weible said. “Doctors saw concerns and began running tests” and called police.

The parents brought the infant to an emergency room and said the child had fallen off a bed, a police report said. Medical examination found two “chronic brain bleeds” from the past and recent trauma consistent with shaken baby syndrome, it said.

The parents were taken to the offices of the Exploited and Missing Child Unit to be interviewed. The injured child and a second child, about 3, were put in police protective custody, said Weible, head of the unit.

It was one of several cases during the weekend where police responded to reports of child endangerment or abuse, including one where police arrested a 31-year-old man who was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties and aggravated criminal sodomy against a 5-year-old, Weible said.