An 18-year-old Omaha man has been charged in the death of his infant child.
Omaha police say Missael Valadez is charged with homicide child abuse.
According to police, Omaha police officers and fire medics answered a call to 4538 South 18th Street Friday afternoon and found an infant unresponsive. The child was taken to Nebraska Medical Center and, after resuscitation efforts, admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Valadez was caring for the child at the time. Officers arrested him on a charge of child abuse resulting in serious injury. The child died Sunday evening and the charge against Valadez was upgraded by the Douglas County Attorney’s Office.