BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Hennepin County authorities have charged a Brooklyn Park man who they say beat his 10-month-old son and left him brain dead.

Twenty-year-old Dennis Taylor is charged with first-degree assault. Authorities say the baby was declared brain dead Monday and was on life support Tuesday.

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Paramedics found the baby not breathing when they were called to a Brooklyn Park home Friday.

Taylor tells officers he left the baby in a car seat to sleep, and the baby had vomited and wasn’t breathing when Taylor returned. He tells police he was the only adult present.

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Doctors at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis say the boy suffered severe a brain injury consistent with abuse and there was evidence of a previous brain injury.

Taylor is being held in the Hennepin County jail. Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney.

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