Ryan Schwope of Alamo Heights is accused of injuring his newborn son, somehow causing a brain injury that led the infant to suffer a seizure, an arrest warrant affidavit stated.
The affidavit stated that the arrest stems from an investigation that began Nov. 12.
It stated that the baby’s nanny noticed the then-2-month-old appearing to have trouble going to the bathroom.
The nanny then called the newborn’s mother, who was at work, and she advised her to take the baby to a neighbor who was a medical professional, the affidavit stated.
The infant later was examined by doctors at a hospital who determined he had suffered a brain injury and retinal bleeding consistent with abuse, the affidavit stated.
Alamo Heights police said they discovered the baby’s 37-year-old father had been left home alone overnight with him and a 3 year old child for the first time, the document stated.
Detectives said they questioned Schwope who told them he may have injured his son by burping him too hard, the affidavit stated.
Police said Schwope had also complained to other people that he had not been able to sleep all night due to the baby.
Schwope was arrested Wednesday on a charge of injury to a child.