CLEVELAND — An 18-year-old father was arrested after police confirmed that an infant boy died after apparently choking on a baby wipe this past weekend on Cleveland's west side.
According to officials, the suspect is 18-year-old Traveon Hughes.
Hughes is expected to appear in court on Friday morning.
EMS crews were called to a residence on the 2000 block of West 81st Street around 9 a.m. Saturday.
Crews found a wipe stuck in the 13-week-old child's throat. The boy was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Per protocol, homicide detectives from the Cleveland Division of Police responded to the hospital, and after speaking with doctors and others connected with the incident the child's 18-year-old father was arrested.
This matter remains under investigation.
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