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Friday, April 19, 2019

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Suspect Arrested for Beating His Infant Son NR19110jl

Los Angeles: On April 18, 2019, around 12:05 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Central Division patrol officers responded to a domestic violence radio call in the 800 block of South Hill Street. At some point during the domestic dispute the father, suspect, grabbed the 9-month-old infant from the mother's arms and ran to a vacant apartment located in the same building. When officers entered that apartment, they located the suspect and infant inside a bathroom. Officers observed the suspect physically assaulting the infant. Officers used less-lethal force options to subdue the suspect and rescue the infant.

The victim was transported to local hospital and is receiving medical treatment for serious injuries. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Michael Freeman, DOB: 05/13/1989, was booked for 664/187 PC and his bail was set at $1,000,000.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Unit at (213) 486-0570. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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