Baby in critical condition while father is behind bars

Claudio Alberto Martinez // McAllen Police Department Photo

A father is behind bars after his 6-month-old baby ended up in critical condition with rib injuries and head trauma.

McAllen police arrested 30-year-old Claudio Alberto Martinez on two counts of injury to a child charge on Monday evening.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the incident happened at a home on the 900 block of North 16th Street around 6 p.m. Monday.

Paramedics rushed the baby to the Rio Grande Regional Hospital where it was last listed in critical condition.

Full details were not immediately available but investigators said the 6-month-old baby sustained serious internal injuries.

Martinez appeared before a McAllen Municipal Court judge on Tuesday morning where he was issued $60,000 in bonds.