Winnipeg police are investigating the fourth homicide of the year after an infant died days after an assault.
Police say emergency crews were originally responding to a medical call January 11 of an unconscious infant at a residence in the Lord Roberts neighbourhood at around 9:25 p.m.
The three-month-old boy was given first aid and transported to hospital in critical condition. He passed away on January 15 due to suffering internal injuries.
“Babies are delicate little things and if they are subject to angry outburst can unfortunately suffer traumatic or tragic injuries,” said police Const. Robert Carver.
The death is the fourth homicide in Winnipeg this year, following an all-time high of 44 in 2019.
Mathieu Moreau, 29, of Winnipeg, has been charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault. Police wouldn’t confirm the relation of Moreau to the boy, but said he was a resident of the household and not known to police.
The incident wasn’t domestic in nature, police said.
Moreau has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
The child abuse unit is continuing to investigate.