Police: Father severely injured 3-month-old child in Newport News

Dashawn Lakeem Bradshaw

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News father has been arrested after his 3-month-old child was severely injured, police say. 

Police were notified about the alleged abuse at 11:30 p.m. on  April 11, after the child was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries. Police say the child’s mother claims she picked up the child from its father the day before, and noticed the child “was fussy.” 

She said she later realized the child wasn’t moving, or using his right arm. 

Police say after further investigation they arrested Dashawn Lakeem Bradshaw, 23, on charges of one count of assault: malicious, victim severely injured and abuse/neglect of a child causing serious injury. 

Bradshaw, of the 800 block of Dusk Circle, was taken to the Newport News City Jail. 

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