FAIRFIELD (KRON) — A babysitter at the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield was arrested for the death of an 18-month-old boy after allegedly shaking him and dropping him on the floor, according to police.
On Dec. 17, the infant was rushed from his home at the 100 block of Michigan Street to a medical center on the base because he was experiencing difficulty breathing, police said.
The baby’s condition was considered life-threatening and he was placed on a ventilator. He was taken to the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento the next day where he died.
The babysitter, Gina Nicole Bailey, 24, was arrested on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on the suspicion of assault on a baby causing death, according to police.
The Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations are working together to investigate the death.
Their findings revealed that the baby has been shaken violently and dropped on the floor by Bailey. The case was determined to be a homicide due to a severe internal brain injury the baby sustained.
Bailey, a civilian resident on base, was a babysitter the family regularly used. She was booked into the Solano County Jail with a bail set at $750,000.