UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 5:51pm
Killeen — Killeen police arrested a 29-year-old man Tuesday for beating his five-year-old son unconscious.
Officers received a report around 4:03 a.m. of a five-year-old boy who had been abused by his father on the 1100 block of North 18th Street. The caller told dispatchers that the child was bleeding from the head and his face was swollen. Officers arrived at the apartment to find the child lying unresponsive on the couch. Paramedics arrived and took the child to a Temple hospital.
Investigators say the child’s mother and friend arrived home at around 2:30 a.m. The father told the mother he had disciplined the boy and put him to bed. The adults attempted to wake the child, but were unsuccessful. The friend left the residence and called 911 to report the incident.
The father of the child was taken into custody for injury to a child and took him to the Killeen City Jail. His name has been withheld pending formal charges from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.
The child is currently in stable condition.