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Brownsville father accused of hitting crying baby

Oscar Garcia Hernandez // Brownsville Police Department Photo

A Brownsville father is facing criminal charges after a domestic violence incident where he allegedly hit a crying baby.

Brownsville police arrested 24-year-old Oscar Garcia Hernandez on Tuesday evening.

Officers were called to an alcohol-fueled domestic disturbance at home on Zena Drive just before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Hernandez is accused of hitting a baby who was crying leaving red marks on the child's rib cage and stomach.

Paramedics were called to evaluate the baby.

Officers charged Hernandez with Class C misdemeanor assault family violence and injury to a child.

Bond information was not immediately available.

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