Baby found dead, 3 Detroit police officers injured in fight with father

4-month-old child found dead at east Detroit home; police officers injured during confrontation with father

DETROIT - Three Detroit police officers were injured Wednesday afternoon while responding to a home on E. State Fair Street where a 4-month-old baby was found dead.

According to police, the officers got in a fight with the child's father when they arrived at the home.

Police say the father became very angry and threw a solar garden light at one of the officers, starting the fight.

One officer was head-butted and had to be taken to a hospital. One officer had his knee blown out and the third officer, a female, suffered serious bruising and scratches. All three were being checked out and treated at a hospital.

The father has been taken into custody.

The baby may have been dead at the home for some time, police said.

Police were originally called to the home on a report of a baby not breathing. Local 4 is told the baby's name is Christian Harris Steen.

The cause of death is not yet known.

A Detroit Homicide unit has been at the home investigating.

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