Kenosha Police Investigating Child Death

KENOSHA -A woman and a child were taken to a hospital after a fire in Kenosha on Tuesday night.

Kenosha police said officers were called to the home near 50th Street and 21st Avenue after a woman said someone had killed her baby.

Officers arrived and surrounded an apartment in the home while rescue personnel attended to a 27-year-old woman and her 11-month-old daughter.

The mother and daughter were taken to Kenosha Hospital where the infant was pronounced dead.

On Facebook, the police department said the baby’s death was a result of child abuse.

Officers on the scene said a man inside set fire to curtains while the building was surrounded, the man was eventually taken into police custody.

Significant fire damage to the first floor and basement occurred as a result of the fire.

The man, a 34-year-old resident of Kenosha, is the father of the child and is currently being held on a probation hold.

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