Baby dies after dad forgets him in car

Posted: Aug 21, 2013 9:11 AM PDT Updated: Aug 21, 2013 9:11 AM PDT
By LUKE FUNK, Senior Web Producer -

A seven month old baby is dead and his father under arrest after an incident Tuesday on Long Island.

Nassau County Police say that Devon A. Fenner, 25, of Hempstead had driven home with his son.

He told police that 1:40 p.m. that he realized that he forgot to take his son from inside the 2003 Toyota that was parked in front of his house.

Police say that Dominick Fenner was left in his car seat unattended in the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Hempstead Police responded to the 911 call from the home stating that the baby was not breathing. Crews started CPR on the boy and he was rushed to Mercy Medical Center.

The baby was dead by 2:27 p.m.

Police arrested Fenner and he is charged with criminal negligent homicide.

He was to be arraigned on Wednesday in Hempstead.