A one-year old girl is in critical condition with skull fractures to her head after Chicago police say the child's father slammed her head into the floor and hit his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.
Police responded to the incident incident around 10:40 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of North Spaulding Avenue, DNAinfo Chicago reports.
Police say the 21-year-old man said "we're all going to die" and at one point picked up his baby daughter by the ankles and threw her to the ground where her head slammed on the floor twice, according to the Sun-Times.
The man allegedly tried to bite the responding officers when they attempted to detain him, the Tribune reports.
Police, who believed the man was high on amphetamines at the time, hit the suspect with an "open hand" and arrested him. He was hospitalized with self-inflicted injuries but was later released into police custody.
Chicago police Sgt. Gerald Bremon said the incident was "a domestic dispute,” and noted “the girlfriend refused treatment.”
Charges were pending early Monday. Meanwhile, the baby remains in critical condition.
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.