Havasu Lake, CA: Deputies arrested a man for child abuse with injuries.

Havasu Lake, CA: Deputies arrested a man for child abuse with injuries.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, between the hours of 11:00am and 12:00pm PT on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, a man identified as 30 years old Sonny Shafer from Havasu Lake, California was trying to put the 5 month old male victim down for a nap at his home in the 30 block of South Valley Mesa Drive in Havasu Lake, California.

During this time, Sonny Shafer was in the room alone with the victim when the victim began having seizures.

Medical aid responded to the home and the baby was flown to a trauma center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The infant victim was diagnosed with symptoms consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome and hospitalized.

Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station initiated an investigation and on Tuesday, October 25th, 2017, Sonny Shafer was interviewed and subsequently arrested for child abuse with injuries.

Sonny Shafer was booked at the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California on $100,000.00 bail.

Anybody with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detectives Nick Caronna or Tim Preston at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information We-Tip Hotline online website at: https://wetip.com/

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