Police: Father Charged In Death Of 3 Month-Old Son

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police have arrested a Sioux Falls father in connection to his three month-old son’s death.

On December 9th, around 11:30 p.m., police were called to an apartment complex near the 800 block of South Lyons Avenue in Sioux Falls, for a report of an infant not breathing. The infant was taken to the hospital and was put on life support.

“I think in most cases when we have an infant that’s not breathing people stay on the line,” said Officer Sam Clemens of the Sioux Falls Police Department. “So, this one, I guess it was kind of a red flag from the beginning.”

According to court documents obtained by KDLT, the hospital concluded that the infant suffered head trauma and police determined that the infant’s father, 26-year-old Alejandro Salgado de Jesus, was responsible for his injuries.

Salgado de Jesus, was arrested by immigration and put on hold in Minnesota on December 11th. By December 21st, an arrest warrant for Salgado de Jesus was issued and he was taken into custody by Sioux Falls police on December 22nd.

Salgado de Jesus’ warrant was issued for aggravated battery to an infant and abuse/cruelty to a minor, with a $250,000 cash only bond.

Police say the infant was taken off of life support and died.

More charges are expected after an autopsy is complete.

”Initially we had the infant that wasn’t breathing, but was on life support, so we’ve got charges that support those injuries,” said Clemens. “The death, that’s another part of it so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”

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