by David Greenwald
The Davis Police Department has released new information on the death of nearly two year old Cameron Morrison.
On January 22, at 11:47 PM, in the parking lot of Dutch Brothers Coffee (located at the corner of Richards Boulevard and Olive Drive in Davis) a mother presented her 1 year old child to an AMR ambulance crew for treatment. The patient was unresponsive and appeared seriously injured. He was transported to the UCD Medical Center for emergency care.
Davis Police were immediately called out and began an investigation. On January 23, officers arrested Darnell Dangelo Dorsey (a 21 year old Sacramento man) for felony child endangerment and booked him into the Yolo County Jail. Dorsey is the mother’s boyfriend, and believed to be responsible for the victim’s injuries.
On January 25, at approximately 1:30 PM, the child victim succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
The Davis Police Department, along with the Yolo County Coroner, are now proceeding with a homicide investigation. The victim has been identified as Cameron Morrison (per Yolo County Coroner).
Previous version by Antoinnette Borbon
Early this morning, the Vanguard learned of a two-year-old baby who was taken to Sutter Davis Hospital last night after being found unresponsive when the mother returned home from the gym. The woman’s boyfriend, Darnell Dorsey, was home with the two children at the time when the incident occurred. The child was rushed to Sutter Davis Hospital where he had X-rays and a CAT scan done.
The baby’s grandmother told the Vanguard that the three-year-old sibling had said,”Daddy hit him in the head and he got sick.” The CAT scan revealed injuries conducive to what is known as “shaken baby syndrome.”
Just this morning the baby’s grandmother was notified by her daughter, the mother of the toddler, that doctors say there is no blood flow to the baby’s brain. He remains on life support at the intensive care unit of UCD Hospital. The doctors also found damage to the baby’s bladder and other fractures around the body. The locations of the other fractures are currently unknown.
The man does have a criminal history involving abuse of an elderly person and drug charges.
Davis police were called to the hospital last night and took the man, Darnell Dorsey, into custody, but it is unclear yet as to what he will be charged with and whether he has been booked into the Yolo County Jail.
UPDATE: Vanguard Just spoke to Davis Assistant Police Chief Darren Pytel.
The Vanguard will update with any new information as it becomes available.