The Stockton Police Department reported Sunday that an infant that was allegedly beaten by his father has passed away at the hospital.
Police say that on November 11, they received a call that a 2-year-old baby boy was at UC Davis Medical Center with serious injuries. Medical staff said the baby was placed in pediatric intensive care and was not expected to survive due to injuries consistent with child abuse.
The boys father, Matthew Garcia, 24, was arrested and the abuse had occurred in the family residence in the 2600 block of E Marsh Street.
Garcia was booked in San Joaquin County Jail for felony child abuse at the time of his arrest.
Police said Sunday that Garcia remains in custody.
The Stockton Police Department is encouraging anyone with information to call our non-emergency number at (209) 937-8377 or the Investigations Division at (209) 937-8323.
You can also submit anonymous tips to Stockton Crime Stoppers by:
- TYPE – Submit a Tip online using the Stockton PD’s Website at StocktonPD.org
- TALK – Call Stockton Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.
Information provided by Stockton Police Department