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Amarillo toddler fighting for life after burn injuries; mother's boyfriend arrested

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Ismael Gardea Navarrette, 27 (Source: Amarillo Police Department) Ismael Gardea Navarrette, 27 (Source: Amarillo Police Department)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

An Amarillo child is in University Medical Center in Lubbock with life threatening injuries, Amarillo police say. 

Circumstances surrounding the boy's injuries are still under investigation, but investigators have established that the person caring for the child at the time did not seek medical attention for him. The suspect is believed to be the child's mother's boyfriend.

On Monday, Amarillo police officers spoke to a woman that drove to the APD parking lot and waved to them for help. The woman asked for help for her son, a Hispanic male just under two years of age.

She told officers that he was suffering from a seizure. Officers that rendered first aid noted what appeared to be severe burns on the child's face and forehead. They described the child's breathing as "shallow." The child was transported to the hospital. There, officers saw other injuries believed to be burns on the child's back and groin area. The child was airlifted to UMC for life-threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, APD investigators filed first a degree felony charge of injury to child against Ismael Gardea Navarrette AKA Ismael Gardea Navarrete, a Hispanic male age 27. Early this morning, Navarrette was located and arrested.

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