Clifton Edward Bernard charged with child abuse, attempted murder

Police say Clifton Bernard admitted to abusing the child. Photo: Prince George's County Police

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.

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