Sheboygan Falls police: 8-year-old boy critically injured in assault, mother accused
Updated: 10:25 a.m. on March 31, 2022
SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Sheboygan Falls police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition Thursday after he was assaulted by his mother Wednesday night, March 30.
"I don't understand why someone would do something like that," Marc Brock said. He lives nearby.
The boy's dad called 911. The boy was unresponsive. Police arrived on scene within minutes. He was then transported to Children's Wisconsin where he remains in critical condition.
"They didn't leave that building, they had it taped off, " Mercedes Lomibao said. "They had both ends of driveway blocked out."
The mom was sent to a local hospital for self-inflicted injuries. Police are still investigating what led up to the incident. The boy's 10-year-old brother was also in the apartment and witnessed the chaos.
Police say they don't have any call history from this apartment that would signal ongoing domestic problems.
"I think it's terrible and I'm so sorry to that child," Brock said.
"We would like to give prayers and privacy to the family, and we know that boy is in good hands at Children's Hospital," Eric Miller said. He is chief of police for the Sheboygan Falls Police Department.
The mother could face an assault charge.
An investigation is ongoing.
Posted: 9:55 p.m. on March 30, 2022
SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) --Sheboygan Falls police responded to a home Wednesday night, March 30 to find an unresponsive 8-year-old child and an injured adult.
It happened just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 near Huron Trail and Westridge Dr.
Once officers arrived, the child was transported to a local hospital. Police did not share information about the child's current condition, and they say the circumstances around the child's injury are under investigation.
An adult woman was also injured in the incident.
Police say rumors on social media that say the child was stabbed are false.
The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation. No suspects are being sought and there is no danger to the public, according to police.