Clifton Edward Bernard charged with child abuse, attempted murder
A 2-year-old child has died after a Suitland man admitted to abusing him, police say.
Clifton Edward Bernard, 26, was arrested early Wednesday morning after officials received a report of an unresponsive child in the 3800 block of Swann Road.
The victim, Jamir Khaden Shipe of the 3800 block of Swann Road in Suitland, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of multiple injuries, including head trauma.
The child died Thursday, police say. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.
While being questioned by Prince George's County Police, Bernard admitted to assaulting the child, who is the son of the woman he is in a relationship with.
Bernard has been charged with first-degree murder and other charges. He's being held without bond.