A death of a Wagener toddler Sunday morning has been ruled a homicide by child abuse.
Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said the 2-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, appears to have incurred a significant brain injury. A Monday autopsy confirmed the child died as a result of blunt force trauma.
The child died at Georgia Regents Medical Center.
The child’s stepfather, Leon Marquis Davis, 34, of Wagener, was charged with homicide by child abuse Monday, according to an Aiken County sheriff’s news release.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified Wesley William Martin, 30, as the Georgia Regents University police officer who shot at a 19-year-old while responding to a noise complaint at a school housing complex Saturday morning.
According to a sheriff’s incident report, Officers Cynthia Perkins and Robert Donohue responded to University Village Apartments for the noise complaint just before 1 a.m. and found the disturbance in Room 2307.