LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 29-year-old man was arrested today in downtown Los Angeles for allegedly assaulting his infant son, who was hospitalized in critical condition.
Michael Freeman was being held in lieu of $1 million bail after being arrested about 12:25 a.m., according to sheriff's inmate records.
Officers took the suspect into custody in the 800 block of South Hill Street, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im, who did not release Freeman's name. The suspect was identified in an ABC7 report, and the sheriff's records confirmed his arrest.
Freeman allegedly beat, strangled and tried to drown his 9-month-old son in an attack that was halted by responding officers who repeatedly shocked the suspect with a Taser, Channel 7 reported.
The child's mother called police to allege that Freeman, who was recently released from a Tennessee prison, had threatened her and her 7-year- old son before taking the baby to a vacant apartment and attacking him, according to ABC7.