Dayton, Ohio – An investigation has been opened into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man’s two-month-old son in Dayton.
According to the documents filed with the Dayton Municipal Court on Wednesday evening, James Gilmore, 31, was charged with involuntary manslaughter as well as endangering children.
On July 21, police were sent to an apartment located in the 3300 block of White Oak Drive in response to a report of a “person down.” They saw medical personnel trying to perform life-saving measures on a two-month-old child when they arrived at the scene.
A statement of facts and an affidavit both indicate that the child was transferred to Dayton Children’s Hospital, where the medical personnel determined that the child’s injuries were consistent with abuse. On July 28, the infant passed away as a result of his injuries.
Gilmore was caring for his son when he became unresponsive. According to the police, he allegedly denied knowing what caused the child to become unresponsive.
During the course of their investigation, investigators were able to obtain surveillance video from the day that cops were summoned to the home.
According to the statement of facts, the video showed “Mr. Gilmore taking actions to prevent the infant from breathing, leading to his eventual unresponsiveness.”
Gilmore has not yet been listed as a prisoner at the Montgomery County Jail.