Badly hurt tot clings to life
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KERRY BURKE, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA and JOHN ANNESE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A 2-MONTH-OLD girl was on life support after she was taken to a Bronx hospital with several broken bones Tuesday, police said.
Investigators suspect child abuse after cops found the little girl unconscious in a fourth-floor apartment on Honeywell Ave near E. 181st St. in West Farms, police sources said.
FDNY medics rushed her to St. Barnabas Hospital at about 10:10 a.m. in cardiac arrest, officials said. Doctors later transferred her to Montefiore Medical Center.
Once there, doctors discovered the girl had fractured ribs, a fractured tibia and a fractured femur.
Police said the girl's parents were on the scene when officers arrived in response to a call about a baby having difficulty breathing.
Even so, a building worker said that cops may been responding to tenants' complaints about loud music blaring from the apartment for the past two days.
Chanel Rose, 51, who lives in the building, said she was in the hospital's emergency room with her son when paramedics and doctors rushed in with the infant.
"I was in the emergency room, and they were trying to save the baby. Detectives and EMS came running in, but no parents," she said.
The girl's father -- identified by sources as Manuel Camacho, 27 -- showed up later, Rose said.
"The baby wasn't moving. They were working hard on her," she said. "That baby died and they brought her back."
Police detectives were questioning the girl's parents as they investigated how she got her injuries.
Two uniformed police officers stood guard outside the family's door Tuesday night.
"They are a bad-news family. There are a lot of drugs in the apartment, said Sean Lockhart, one of the building's supers.
"A lot of people, adolescents in and out of there all the time," Lockhart said. "The police are always being called."
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