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Father accused in 10-month-old baby's death in Las Vegas arrested in Chicago

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 20:47:33-05

A 31-year-old man was arrested in Chicago Friday in connection with his infant child's death in Las Vegas.

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Around 4:50 p.m. Jan. 23, police responded to the 9200 block of West Charleston Boulevard, near Rampart Boulevard, to investigate a report of a 10-month-old baby not breathing and a man threatening medical personnel. 

The infant was transported to Summerlin Hospital by medical personnel. Medical personnel determined that the victim had sustained various life-threatening injuries that appeared to be the result of a battery. Due to the severity of the injuries, the infant was transferred to University Medical Center. 

Around 7 p.m. Jan. 24, the infant succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. 

Abuse and Neglect detectives determined the father of the infant, later identified as 31-year-old Eric Chu, was suspected in the death. 

During the investigation, it was determined Chu had fled the city. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Repeat Offender Program unit obtained information that Chu might be headed to Chicago. On Jan. 26, the US Marshalls located Chu in Chicago and he was arrested in connection with this death. 

Chu is currently awaiting extradition to the Clark County Detention Center.  

The identity of the deceased victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. 

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Abuse and Neglect Section by phone at 702-828-3364, or by email at AbuseNeglectReporting@LVMPD.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.