A 24-year-old man was arrested earlier this week after allegedly severely injuring a six-week-old child.

Edgar Beckford was taken into custody on Monday on charges of attempted first degree murder and child abuse resulting in serious bodily injuries — both felonies.

Larimer County Sheriff's Office
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

According to a Fort Collins Police Services press release, the six-week-old child was taken to an area hospital with serious head injuries on March 5. Hospital staff notified law enforcement as they are legally required to do.

Fort Collins Police Services said that an investigation determined that Beckford had caused the injuries when the child was in his care.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. An arrest is an accusation made by law enforcement.

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