2 month old premature baby beaten to death in his mothers arms


Police in Milwaukee say a two-month-old baby has died. Authorities say the boy was a victim of domestic violence.

Jaquirion Dancer was just two and a half months old, and the victim of a brutal beating that police say ultimately killed him.

His mother, was too distraught to go on camera, but she shared this picture with us, so people can remember her baby boy. 

Dan Quakkelaar, a local pastor, met with the mother to offer comfort and support.

“You know, this is her little boy who was born not long ago, a preemie who was fighting and doing well and for her this is a huge tragedy. She’s grieving, she’s very sad.”

Before 8am Wednesday morning, police were called to the home near 28th and Burleigh for a domestic violence situation.

12 news has learned the baby was being held in mom’s arms, when the suspect started hitting the mom and the boy.

The baby was so badly hurt during the beating, he was taken to children’s hospital.

Later that night, little Jaquirion died from his injuries.

We do have a suspect in custody for that, it is gonna be reviewed at the district attorney’s office in the next coming days.” says police Chief Steve Caballero.

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