A Shreveport man was arrested following an infant sustaining severe head injuries in his care.

On December 23, 2020,  Shreveport Police responded to the 4900 block of Durham Place relative to a child suffering a severe injury. When officers arrived, they learned that a 5-month-old infant had sustained severe head trauma. The child was immediately transported to Ochsner LSU Health by the Shreveport Fire Department with life-threatening injuries.

Violent Crimes and Youth Services Detectives were present at both the hospital and the crime scene. Ochsner Medical staff advised investigators that the infant suffered severe, life-threatening trauma to the head and body. Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses and family members of the infant. Based on their investigation, it was determined that the infant’s biological father, 32 year old Tyshun Washington was responsible for the injuries to the infant.

Shreveport Police located Washington and took him into custody. Following an interview with detectives, Washington was charged with one count of Second Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail. This investigation is on-going and the infant remains in critical condition.

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