A 2-month-old baby boy is recovering from head surgery after being injured while his parents fought.
The baby’s 23-year-old father was arrested at the home and charged with abduction, felonious assault and domestic violence. Police also are investigating whether the man, Victor Cabrera-Zamora, a 23-year-old Hispanic, is in the country illegally.
A woman called to 270 Vinewood Ave. at 8:54 p.m. on Nov. 28. She was unable to speak to the dispatcher but according to police reports, “it was obvious there was a disturbance going on at the residence.”
As police arrived on the scene, the dispatcher was able to determine a child was possibly injured and bleeding.
Avon Lake Lt. Duane Streator said when police arrived, the baby’s parents were at the front door, agitated and emotional. Cabrera-Zamora was detained and officers found the baby’s mother holding a 2-month old baby boy who was bleeding from the head.
According to police, Cabrera-Zamora came to the house to visit the baby and retrieve a document from the baby’s mother. Cabrera-Zamora was holding the baby and told her he was going to take the baby.
The 27-year-old mother, who has custody of the child, told the father he could not take the baby. Police said the father's response was to assault the mother while he was holding the baby.
“During the physical altercation the father was attempting to leave the house down some stairs and fell against a piano while holding the baby,” Streator said. The baby struck its head on the piano causing the head injury.
The baby and mother were taken to Fairview Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The baby was transferred to Rainbow Children’s Hospital for further treatment of his injuries.
“The baby is still in hospital,” Streator said. “He had surgery yesterday at Rainbow and is recuperating.”
Cabrera-Zamora was arrested without incident. Streator said at that time police learned he had a weapon in the car that he drove to the Vinewood address. Police found a loaded AK-47 assault rifle in the car.
Cabrera-Zamora was also charged with improperly handling of firearms in a vehicle. He was arraigned on the charges in and is being held without bond. Court records list a Lakewood, WA address, but Streator said they could not determin what his address is.
"He gave a few addresses, including a Lorain address, Streator said.
Streator said if Cabrera-Zamora is in the country illegally, he will first have to answer to the criminal charges before the issue is reviewed by Immigration and Naturalization Services.