Parents arrested after Haltom City baby dies from injuries

HALTOM CITY -- Police have arrested the parents of a 2-month-old girl who died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital of "non-accidental injuries," police said.

The baby girl, who has not yet identified by police, suffered severe internal injuries and died 2:34 p.m. Monday at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Her parents, who called authorities for help, were arrested at 6 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Eric Peters, police spokesman.

"The parents were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Haltom City Jail," Peters said Tuesday morning in a news release.

Their names are expected to be released after they have been arraigned on Wednesday. They are charged with injury to a child, Peters said.

Police and paramedics responded to a 911 call about 12:57 a.m. Monday in the 6000 block of East Belknap Street in Haltom City at the Ponderosa Mobile Home Park.

The call was for an unresponsive baby, police said.

When police and firefighters arrived, the baby's parents were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on their daughter, according to police reports.

The baby was taken by ambulance to Cook, where doctors alerted police that her injuries were "non-accidental," police said.

Detectives were on the scene. Authorities removed another toddler from the house, police said.

According to police reports, officers had not responded to any calls at the residence in recent months.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763