Father accused of violently shaking 3-week-old son

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Dothan (WTVY) A Dothan infant is hospitalized after it was allegedly shaken badly resulting in the arrest of the three week old’s father.

David Lee Ivry, 23, of Dothan was arrested and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. Smith said the alleged incident occurred in a home near downtown where Ivry lives with the infant’s mother and the child.

“When our officers arrived (at the scene) CPR was in progress and Dothan fire medics were able to restore a heartbeat. We spent several hours on the scene investigating what occurred,” Lt. Brian Smith said.

The child was first taken to a Dothan hospital and later transferred Birmingham for additional treatment in critical condition. Smith said the child is fighting for his life.