Baby dies after frantic mom stops at gas station

October 8, 2010 8:43:58 AM PDT
The death of an infant is under investigation after the boy's mother frantically searched for help. Around 10:30pm Thursday, police say a mother took her nine-month-old son from their apartment to a gas station in southwest Houston.

At the time the mother was asking for help, saying her baby was not breathing. A security guard who was at the gas station provided CPR until emergency crews arrived. Investigators have interviewed the boy's mother.

"She said that the child stopped breathing while the child was at home and she didn't know what to do so she panicked and brought the child up here," said Sgt. JJ Wilson with the Houston Police Department.

The mother told police she and the baby began taking a nap in the bedroom of their home about 4pm. She told investigators when she awoke at 10pm, the baby was at the foot of the bed and being restrained around his neck by the metal framework of the bed. The baby was unconscious and his lips were blue. The mother said she grabbed the baby and drove him toward a hospital when she noticed a security guard pumping gas and asked for his assistance. The guard performed CPR on the baby until paramedics arrived and took the baby to the hospital.

The victim, Omahni Jayden Omogbeni, was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. An autopsy will determine the cause of death. The investigation is continuing.


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