Baby struck by thrown piece of concrete inside Englewood home

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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A baby girl is hospitalized in intensive care Monday night after being struck in the head by a piece of concrete thrown through the window of an Englewood home.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A baby girl is hospitalized in intensive care after being struck in the head by a piece of concrete thrown through the window of an Englewood home.

Seven-month-old Jamyah Lee is being treated for severe head injuries at Comer Children's Hospital Monday night.

"The bleeding stopped in head but now she has a blood clot," the baby's mother Janica Lee said.

The girl's grandmother, Patricia Hicks, said someone they know came to their home in the 1400-block of West 73rd Place around 8:30 p.m. Sunday looking for a woman. Hicks and the man argued over the woman's whereabouts.

Hicks said the man then took a piece of concrete from inside his vehicle and threw it at her house. It crashed into a bedroom window and struck the sleeping child in the head. The baby began screaming in pain.

"I knew she was hurt because I heard the scream, cause she was asleep," said Hicks.

"When I picked her up she was shaking real bad and I felt the bump forming on her head," said Jabrii Lee, the girl's uncle. "It looked bad and she was throwing up, shaking and she just wasn't responding well.

The man accused of throwing the concrete block is no stranger to the family and has even stayed at their home before, the family said.

"He knew kids was in this house," Hicks said. "He's the same person that used to come over here and sleep when he had nowhere to go."

Hicks said she told police who the man is and requested an order of protection. The family said that 25-year-old man has an extensive police record, including possession of a weapon.

Jamyah's mother said her daughter could be out of the hospital as early as Tuesday.