Father charged in death of son

child abuse.homicide.Delonte DeShawnMackAn Overlea man has been charged with the death of his 3-year-old son, according to police.

Delonte Deshawn Mack, 27, of the 5400 block of Seward Avenue in Overlea was charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in death, first-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injuries, second-degree child abuse by a custodian, and second-degree assault, police said.

Mack is now being held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.

The charges stem from the January death of Mack’s son, Cameron Blake, police said.

A possible child abuse investigation was created after police were notified by staff at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center that Cameron’s injuries were not consisted with a fall, as reported by his caregiver, officials said.

On Jan. 19, police and EMS responded to the home of Cameron’s caregiver on Glenwood Road in Essex when the caregiver reported finding Cameron unresponsive after slipping and hitting his head on the floor.

Police said Cameron was transported to Medstar Franklin Square and later transferred to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center due to the extent of his injuries. Cameron died on Jan. 24 as a result of the injuries, police said.

The autopsy completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Cameron’s death a homicide by multiple injuries.

As the investigation continued, police said detectives determined Mack was responsible for the injuries that killed Cameron.

–Kevin G. McGuire

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