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Bergen County Man Charged with Shaking Baby, Assault

By rlsmetro on
Garfield

Bergen County authorities announced the arrest of Mr. Nelson Ventur Delazruz, 31, of Garfield, on charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said on Saturday, October 2, 2021, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted by the Garfield Police Department regarding an unresponsive three-month-old child who was brought to Hackensack University Medical Center.

According to police, a medical evaluation determined that the child suffered significant injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Additionally, the injuries were consistent with a history of ongoing abuse, police said. 

An investigation was initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Garfield Police Department.

During the investigation, police said it was learned that the child was in the care and custody of Delacruz when the injuries occurred.