REPORT: Father arrested after infant's death
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
On Monday around 5 a.m., officers were called to Sunrise Hospital to investigate a baby girl’s death.
Hospital staff thought the baby’s death was suspicious.
Police say 26-year-old Cash Ballew got upset when the 2 1/2-month-old baby wouldn’t stop crying.
He went to the bassinet and put the baby on her stomach. He pressed her face into the sheets until she stopped crying.
Ballew then realized she wasn’t breathing and called 911.
An ambulance took her to hospital.
Police say Ballew left Sunrise Hospital before officers showed up.
Ballew was arrested later in the day after turning himself in.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.