A man has been arrested in the death of his infant son June 27, according to Baltimore City Police.
The police were called to an apartment in the 5600 block of Sinclair Lane at 10:20 a.m. June 27. When police arrived, they found Darrow Coady, an 8 month-old infant boy, unconscious and being treated by members of the Baltimore City Fire Department. The infant was transported to a hospital where he died a short time later.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene and began an investigation pending an autopsy. On June 28, the autopsy was performed and the cause of death was ruled a homicide by blunt force trauma. “There was some visible bruising on the victim’s body,” said Baltimore City Detective Jeremy Silbert in a media briefing.
On June 29, an arrest warrant was issued for the father of the baby, 22-year-old Darrow Keith Coady, charging him with second degree murder, assault, and child abuse.
At exactly 8:30 p.m., officers from the Northwest District received a tip that Coady was at the Mondawmin Metro Station. Coady was arrested there.
Maria Roman, a resident of the neighborhood, was shocked upon hearing what happened. “It’s so quiet around here, it’s peaceful,” she told a local television station. “I didn’t know that something like that would happen around here. I’m really shocked, I’m sorry to hear that.”
It is not known if Coady obtained an attorney. According to Case Search, he has no bail and will spend his 23rd birthday waiting for his preliminary hearing, scheduled for July 27.