Local police have begun to seek murder charges against a Florissant man in the death of a three-year old boy.
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged Zachary T. Cook, 22, of Florissant, with felony child abuse late last week.
On May 5, police responded to a report of an injury to a child in the 2400 block of Blue Heron in Florissant. The child suffered a head injury and was taken to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he died from his injuries on Sunday.
The police investigation reveals that the child sustained the injuries after being shaken.
The three-year-old as well as another young child was in the care of Cook at the time of the incident, according to Sgt. Kevin Boschert of the .
The other child has been placed into foster care pending further investigation.
Cook currently remains in St. Louis County jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond.