Dying boy's dad attacks nurse, Dallas firefighter

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Posted on August 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 25 at 9:05 AM

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A Dallas father will face assault charges for attacking a nurse and firefighter who tried to help his dying child.

Authorities said the one-year-old boy, who has a medical condition, had breathing problems on Saturday morning at the apartment in the 5400 block of Preakness Lane.

Lisa Decatur, a home care nurse, tried to help, but police said the father assaulted her and then attacked a firefighter Michael Barnett who responded to the 911 call, knocking him unconscious.

Police arrested the father, whose name was not released pending formal charges.

The boy was pronounced dead at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Police said child abuse detectives will investigate the circumstances leading up to Saturday's incident.

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