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Father charged in 4-month-old son's death

A man is charged with killing his infant son last week, city police said.

Christopher Banner Sr., 20, was arrested and charged Thursday in the four-month-old's death, after the child died at a hospital earlier the same day, police said.

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Officers were called Tuesday to a home in the 1600 block of E. 28th St. in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood, where Banner's son, Christopher Banner Jr., was not breathing. Officers administered CPR and the boy was taken to an area hospital but died early Thursday morning. The cause of death was blunt force trauma, police said.

Police said Monday that investigators were waiting for autopsy results to determine how the child died.

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Banner is charged with multiple counts of child abuse, assault and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center without bail.

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