WILKES-BARRE — A 2-month-old boy had “raccoon eyes” and bruises under his eyes and lip after city paramedics treated the infant who died at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Sunday, according to a search warrant affidavit.
City police the death of Antonio Evans was ruled a homicide after an autopsy on Monday.
Paramedics responded to 351 N. Washington St. Sunday morning for an infant who was not breathing and turning blue.
The infant was found unconscious and unresponsive on a table inside the house. Because family members were present and the scene became chaotic and potentially dangerous, paramedics removed the infant and rushed to Wilkes-Barre General where “despite heroic efforts” by hospital staff, the infant died, according to the affidavit.
Police noted in the affidavit that Evans showed raccoon eyes, bruising under the eyes, with the left side being more pronounced than the right, a bruise or injury to the upper lip, and a deep bruise that covered nearly the entire buttocks area, the affidavit says.
Police obtained the search warrant to enter the house in an attempt to secure evidence related to the infant’s death.