MAN ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTS 3 WEEK OLD BABY, BABY DIES

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(TORONTO, ON) โ€“ย On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at approximately 10:51 a.m., officers responded to a call for a See Ambulance at 263 Pharmacy Avenue.

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When police arrived, paramedics were treating a three-week-old infant with obvious signs of trauma. The infant was rushed to hospital and placed on life support.

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the infant succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.

A post-mortem examination will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Matthew Bouffard, 29, of Toronto, was arrested on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was charged with:

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  • Aggravated Assault

He appeared in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 10 a.m., in room 412.

His charges will be re-evaluated pending the results of the post-mortem examination.

This will most likely be Torontoโ€™s 87th homicide of 2018.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Notice of correction: Police originally stated the baby was 3 months old.

Source: Toronto Police Service

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Photo: Facebook / Matthew Bouffard

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