Father Arrested For Injury To A Child

Date: 09/03/2015       3:45 PM
Location: 4900 High Meadow Drive
Offense: Injury to a Child
P.C. 22.04       First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1509030099
Corpus Christi Police responded to a home, located in the 4900 block of High Meadow Drive, for a report of a three month old baby not breathing with CPR in progress.

Officers arrived and found both parents of the little boy inside the residence. The baby was unresponsive and transported to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Corpus Christi Police Family Violence Detectives responded and during an investigation it was determined that the child’s father, Rene Anthony Garcia (06/12/1969), had physically assaulted the child by shaking him.

The father was arrested on charges of injury to a child, a first degree felony.

The 25 year old mother, who was home at the time, has not been charged with a crime. There were no other children at the home.

At last report the child was on life support at the hospital and not expected to survive. If the child does die, charges against the father could be upgraded to capital murder.