Father arrested for child abuse resulting in bodily harm

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Alamogordo Police Department (APD) were dispatched to the 1000 block of Mescalero Avenue in reference to a 2-month-old infant choking. Upon arrival, an APD Detective located the infant not breathing.

The father began CPR while waiting for the arrival of AMR. AMR continued life saving measures as they rushed the infant to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. Emergency Department staff at Gerald Champion was able to stabilize the infant for life flight to a hospital in El Paso.