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Police: Baby dies after fall caused by fight between mother, another woman

Posted: 12:35 PM, Jul 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-23 11:33:01-04
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Karen Harrison
Karen Harrison, Carneata Clark

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) — A Moultrie mom has been charged in her own baby's death. It happened after a fight outside of a beauty supply store.

It all happened at Thomas Beauty Supply last Friday. An employee showed us surveillance footage of exactly what happened. We do have to warn you, the video may be disturbing to some of you.

In the white shirt, Karen Harrison is holding her baby. She is then hit by another woman who is standing beside the car.

It happens so quickly, but suddenly the baby is no longer in her hands. People nearby run in to pick the baby up while others try to breakup the fight.

Police say when Harrison took the baby to the hospital the next day she said the baby was injured at home when he fell from family friend Carneata Clark's arms, which they later found out was not the case. Clark corroborated the story. She's charged with false statements and obstruction of an officer.

The fight is something that's hard for even police to wrap their heads around.

"We investigated the incident and determined the baby did not receive his injuries how it was reported. It was reported to us that the baby had fallen from the caregivers arms and received the injuries," said Lt. Freddie Williams, with the Moultrie Police Department. "Then we got information that there was a fight."

The baby was rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, he died from those injuries.

"This is very disturbing, that two adults would fight in public place," said Lt. Williams. "Especially while holding a three month old child in her arms."

Harrison and Clark are still in jail pending charges. Harrison faces a number of charges including felony murder and child neglect.

Police have not yet released the name of the other woman in the fight. She has not been charged.


Police are investigating after a 3-month-old baby died as a result from a fight between the child's mother and another woman.

WALB reports that the two women got into a fight on Friday at Thomas Beauty Supply (614 1st Ave SE). During the fight, the child fell from the mother's arm and onto the pavement.

Police say the baby was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center the next day where he died from injuries sustained in the fall.

Two women, who have not been identified, are in custody. The baby's body is set to undergo an autopsy.

Police told WALB that the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

This is a developing story and we have a reporter headed to area. Stay with us for details.