Jahad Clarke was arrested Monday. His attorney didn’t immediately return a message Thursday from The Associated Press, seeking comment on Clarke’s behalf. Court records show Clarke will turn 23 on Friday.
Police and medics were sent to Clarke’s home on Monday because his 4-month-old boy was not breathing. The boy was taken to a local hospital and then flown to Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.
Clarke initially reported that the boy had fallen off a couch while the boy’s mother was at work. But Clarke later said that while he was holding the baby over his head, he accidentally dropped him to a floor.