INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – What began as a call to medics for a child injured in a fall quickly changed. “He did admit to the fact that he had struck the child, injuring him,” Sgt. Paul Thompson, spokesman for IMPD, said. Now a toddler is in critical condition, and a man faces felony charges for aggravated battery. Police said 30-year-old Ayrick Steele was in his apartment with his girlfriend and their combined four children, who range from 2-months to 7-years-old.
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