Father Faces Murder Charges in 6-Week-Old's Death - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Father Faces Murder Charges in 6-Week-Old's Death

Omar Braxton-Cooper suffered 'multiple traumatic injuries throughout the body', according to authorities



    The death of a baby boy inside a Southwest Philadelphia apartment last Friday has been ruled a homicide. A man is currently in custody in connection to the child's death.

    (Published Monday, May 29, 2017)

    A Southwest Philadelphia father has been charged with homicide in the death of his infant son last week.

    Police say officers were called to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shortly before 1 p.m. Friday after the death of Omar Braxton-Cooper.

    The 6-week-old baby was found bleeding from his nose inside a second-floor apartment on the 5800 block of Willows Avenue.

    Authorities said the infant had "multiple traumatic injuries throughout the body."

    After an investigation by the homicide unit, 31-year-old Omar Cooper of the Kingsessing section of southwest Philadelphia has been charged with murder and child endangerment.

    Cooper remained in prison without bail pending a June 14 preliminary hearing; his court-appointed attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.