KILLEEN — A caretaker allegedly threw 2-month-old Quan Kendrick Devin Scott into a car seat Jan. 14, fracturing the infant’s skull and causing his death, according to an arrest affidavit.
Shaniquie Shaniel-Shavon Parker, 29, is charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. She was listed in the Bell County Jail on Thursday with a bond set at $1 million. Police said Parker was babysitting the boy when the injury occurred.
“She confessed that she had thrown the baby into the car seat causing the injury because she was frustrated that the children’s mother had not come to pick up the kids,” according to an arrest affidavit for Parker.
An autopsy showed a skull fracture was located on the infant, and the manner of death was homicide from blunt force injuries.
Killeen Police officers went to the 3600 block of Littleleaf Drive at 11:58 a.m. when a 911 call came in about a 2-month-old who wasn’t breathing or responding, spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said.
Officers performed CPR until Killeen Fire Department paramedics arrived and took Quan to a hospital.
The baby was taken to AdventHealth where he was later pronounced dead at 1 p.m. by Justice of the Cliff Coleman. Prior to transportation to the hospital, the baby did not show signs of life, according to the affidavit.
Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Parker and set her bond at $1 million.
Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza answered Telegram questions about the charge filed versus the homicide ruling in the autopsy report.
“Our office reviewed the evidence presented in that case and filed the appropriate charge at this time. The investigation is still ongoing and our office will assess any new evidence resulting from that continuing investigation,” Garza said Thursday.
KPD also addressed Telegram questions about the charge.
“The Killeen Police Department presents facts and evidence when presenting a case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and collectively, after collaboration, the District Attorney’s Office filed a case they could prove, at the time,” Miramontez said. “The investigation is continuing and we are awaiting a final determination of forensic testing in this matter.”
An autopsy at Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences was ordered by Coleman, and it was performed Jan. 15, according to the report.
Quan was born Nov. 13.
FME News Service contributed to this report.