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Hamilton Police investigate baby's death

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HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

Hamilton Police are investigating the death of an infant as a homicide.

Medics were called to a home on Springvale Drive early Monday morning on a report of a 4-month-old baby boy who was unresponsive.

Police reports say upon arrival crews found the baby had "visible signs of injury." They did not specify where the injuries were located on the infant's body.

During a 911 call the male caller said, "We've got a four month old and he's not responding, like he's gasping. My girlfriend says he's in respiratory distress."

The woman in the background said, "Tell them to please hurry."

Later in the call the man said, "He just woke up and just started crying like screaming for like 30 minutes. I changed his diaper and put him back in the crib. He's not breathing."

The woman then began CPR on the infant.

According to the police report the baby was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton. He was later moved to Children's Hospital in Corryville where he died, according to the Hamilton County Coroner's Office.

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office says the infant's manner of death is homicide.

Hamilton Police say the incident remains under investigation and they are not releasing any more information at this time.

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