Donnie Rowe, 28, allegedly said he was high on drugs and admitted to investigators that he caused his son’s injuries at his home in Louisville on Friday night, WAVE reported, citing the Louisville Metro Police Department.
A neighbor told the news outlet that Rowe asked them for help when he realized the child was injured.
“(The child) was pale white,” Tiffany Miller said. “When I took him, he looked at me, grabbing my mouth, whimpering, but he was going ‘uhhh, uhhh, uhhh,’ like he was gasping for air and couldn’t breathe.”
The neighbor claimed she told Rowe to call 911, but said it wasn’t until Saturday that the boy received medical attention.
Authorities said the baby “suffered multiple skull fractures, retinal hemorrhages and several other injuries which are consistent with abusive head trauma.”
Rowe is reportedly facing assault and abuse charges.