Father charged in abuse death of 3-year-old Cameron Blake
UPDATE (Sept. 15, 2:25 p.m.):
Baltimore County Police have charged Delonte Deshawn Mack, 27, of the 5400-block of Seward Ave. in Overlea, in the January death of his son, 3-year-old Cameron Blake.
Police began an investigation into the possible child abuse after being notified by staff from Johns Hopkins Childrens Center that the child’s injuries were not consistent with a fall, as initially reported by his caregiver, but were due to some other type of force.
Police and EMS first responded to the home of Cameron’s caregiver on Glenwood Road in Essex on Jan. 19 when she reported finding Cameron unresponsive after slipping and hitting his head on the floor. He was initially transported to Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center and later transferred to Johns Hopkins Childrens Center due to the severity of his injuries. He died on Jan. 24 as a result of those injuries. The body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy, which ruled the child’s death a homicide by multiple injuries.
As the investigation into Cameron’s death continued, detectives determined that his father was actually responsible for causing the injuries that ultimately killed the child. He is now charged with First Degree Child Abuse resulting in Death, First Degree Child Abuse resulting in Severe Physical Injury, Second Degree Child Abuse by a Custodian and Second Degree Assault. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status.
Original Release (Jan. 25, 3:50 p.m.):
A 3-year-old boy who is currently the subject of a child abuse investigation died yesterday morning, Jan. 24.
Police initially responded with medical personnel to the unit block of Glenwood Road in Essex on Jan. 19 for an unconscious child. The child, identified as Cameron Anthony Blake, was initially transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and later transferred to The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for treatment. The case became a possible child abuse investigation after hospital personnel reported the child had injuries consistent with child abuse.